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New York Power Authority to Play Host to Wildlife Festival on September 20

Ann Cianfrocco

September 12, 2008


MARCY—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will play host to its annual Wildlife Festival at the Utica Zoo on Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

The event will feature more than 200 animals, including exotic species from all over the world, with various presentations throughout the day. A gift and free admission will be available to the first 1,000 visitors and parking will be free for everyone. 

“In keeping with NYPA’s effort to support Central New York and promote environmentally-friendly events, we are proud to be playing host to the Wildlife Festival again this year,” said Ann Cianfrocco, community relations specialist, NYPA. “With the help of the Utica Zoo, we look forward to another outstanding program.” 

“The Utica Zoo is excited to be in a position to assist NYPA in hosting this year’s Wildlife Festival,” Beth Irons, Utica Zoo Executive Director, said. “We expect a strong turnout and a fun-filled and educational day for families in the community.” 

Highlights of this year’s festival include appearances by five time Northeast Chainsaw Champion Mark Tyoe, who will demonstrate his skills throughout the day, and Smiley the Clown. Personalities from BIG FROG 104 radio will also participate. 

For more information, please call Ann Cianfrocco, community relations specialist, NYPA, at 315-792-8335 or e-mail her at

 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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