NYPA Visitors Center Will Play
Host to 'Clothespin Creations' Program
November 8, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—Children of all ages will have the
opportunity to create decorative items by using clothespins on
Saturday, Nov. 17 when the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA)
Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project visitors’ center plays
host to “Clothespin Creations.” The program is scheduled for 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Connie Wysin and Rita Snively of the
Scotia-Glenville Traveling Museum will present the workshop, which
allows participants to use their imaginations to create models of
animals, people and various objects from clothespins. With the
holiday season approaching, the program provides a great opportunity
for children to make special gifts for family and friends.
Reservations are recommended and may be arranged by
calling the visitors center at 1-800-724-0309.
The NYPA visitors center is housed in a refurbished
19th-century dairy barn and features displays and interactive
exhibits for children and adults on such subjects as electricity
production, operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project and energy
efficiency. The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17 miles
south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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