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'Santa Paws' Event Scheduled for New York Power Authority Visitors Center

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

October 28, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           

MASSENA—The holiday season will get an early start on Saturday, Nov. 8, when Santa Claus arrives at the Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch at the New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project for a photo session with visitors’ pets.

Pet owners will be able to have their pet’s picture taken with Santa during the fourth annual “Santa Paws” event, which will take place in two sessions: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Photos will be available to take home on Saturday.

While admission to the visitors center is free, there will be a $10 donation per photo to benefit Spay-Neuter Now, an organization devoted to controlling the wanton breeding of dogs and cats. Volunteers from that organization will be on hand to provide information on spaying and neutering pets.

The visitors center, featuring a wide range of interactive exhibits on such subjects as water power and the St. Lawrence-FDR-Project, basics of electricity and uses of electricity, will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  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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