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New York Power Authority Visitors Center Set to Host Scary Halloween Event

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
steve.ramsey@nypa.gov

October 20, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

NORTH BLENHEIM—The admission-free visitor center at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will play host to a “Scary Halloween” event on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Skip West will highlight the event with Halloween stories and folk songs from 11 a.m. to noon.

At noon, there will be a parade and contest for children of all ages with prizes awarded for the funniest, scariest, most creative and prettiest costumes. The visitors center theater will show a Halloween movie at 1 p.m. 

All children attending will receive a free pumpkin. 

Before or after the event, visitors can view the many hands-on displays and exhibits on energy and experience the rich history of a 19th-century dairy barn. Adjacent to the visitors center is the admission-free historic Lansing Manor, which is also open to the public. The facilities will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The visitors center and adjacent Lansing Manor are located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, 17 miles south of Middleburgh, five miles north of Grand Gorge and 50 miles southwest of Albany.  For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309. 

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.  ■   For more information, please go to www.nypa.gov.

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