North Pole Tourist To Grace NYPA's Holiday Party: Festival Of Trees Displayed Through Jan. 4
December 6, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—Santa Claus will be making an early appearance Saturday, December 11, at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center to hear wish lists from local youngsters and pose for free photos from to noon to 2 p.m. Wagon rides will also be available and each child will receive a special holiday gift.
Families can also view the eighth annual Festival of Trees which will be on display through January 4 at the admission-free visitors center. More than 15 evergreens will be decorated in a variety of holiday themes by local community groups, including Landis Arboretum, Jefferson Central School, Stamford Historical Society, Summit Seniors, Summit Red Hat Society, Roxbury Central School, Jefferson Seniors, Gilboa-Conesville Central School, Mine Kill State Park, Grand Gorge Community Action Group, the American Legion and the Middleburgh Girl Scouts.
The visitors center, which features numerous hands-on exhibits on such subjects as basics of electricity and the operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project, is located in a restored 19th-century dairy barn on Route 30, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh, and about 50 miles southwest of Albany.
School groups and community organizations are welcome. The center will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. For more information, call 800-724-0309 or visit NYPA on the Web at www.nypa.gov.
■ The New York Power Authority 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.