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Annual D.A.R.E. Car Show Returns to Power Authority Visitors Center

Steve Ramsey

June 12, 2009


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced that the 15th annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) car show will be held on Sunday, June 14, at the admission-free visitors center on the grounds of NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. The event is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. 

The show will feature hundreds of classic cars and trucks, as well as antiques, customs, street machines and rods, including NASCAR 88, Dale Earnhardt’s National Guard race car. Registration is $10 per vehicle, starting at 8 a.m.  

Entertainment at the car show will include raffles, children’s games, a model car contest, music by the K-man DJ, a family-friendly movie in the visitors center theater, face-painting and Guitar Hero World Tour contests for rock star wannabes. Vendors will sell hot dogs, barbecue chicken, refreshments and baked goods. In honor of Flag Day, a free flag will be given out to each car through the gate. 

A $5 per car admission and other proceeds from the event will go towards the D.A.R.E. program. Administered by the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Department, D.A.R.E. is a classroom-based education program that teaches children the harmful effects of substance abuse and violence. 

Historic Lansing Manor, part of the visitor center complex, will be open on June 14, for self-guided tours, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The complex is located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh, and 50 miles southwest of Albany. All buildings are handicapped accessible. 

For more information, please call the D.A.R.E. hot line at 518-295-7098 or 518-295-7756. 

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