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New York Power Authority Set to Host Halloween Party, Oct. 25

For Further Information:
Karen White
315-764-0226, ext. 863
karen.white@nypa.gov

October 20, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority will play host to a “Spooktacular” Halloween Party at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Events include pumpkin and face painting, games, movies and goodie bags for all children in costume. Members of the varsity girl’s soccer team at Massena Central High School have volunteered to assist in activities.

During the Halloween Party, guests will be able to view the wide array of interactive exhibits at the visitors center on the themes of water power and the St. Lawrence facility, basics of electricity and uses of electricity. Children and adults will enjoy being able to touch, see and listen to the many interactive models on display.

Visitors are also able to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam from Hawkins Point.

Directions from Massena: take State Route 37 east to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the second right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles. Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to the visitors center.

  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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