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

Contact:
Ann Cianfrocco
315-792-8335
ann.cianfrocco@nypa.gov  

September 19, 2008

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will play host to its annual Wildlife Festival at the Utica Zoo on Saturday, Sept. 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.

Highlights of this yearís 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.

WHAT:     NYPA Wildlife Festival

DATE:      Saturday, Sept. 20

TIME:       10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 PLACE:   Utica Zoo
                On 99 Steele Hill Road

CONTACT: Ann Cianfrocco, community relations specialist at the NYPA Fredrick R. Clark Energy Center, 315-792-8335

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 nationís 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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