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Holiday Weekend Schedule Set at NYPA Visitors Center

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
800-724-0309
steve.ramsey@nypa.gov

November 16, 2007 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project visitors center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23. The admission-free visitors center will reopen for normal hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 24. 

On Sunday, Nov. 25, the center will play host to a matinee in its theater. A showing of the movie, “The Long, Long Trailer” (1954), starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, will begin at 2 p.m., with popcorn available. 

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. 

For more information, call 1-800-724-0309 or visit NYPA on the Web at www.nypa.gov.  

About NYPA:

■    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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