NYPA Visitors Center Hosts Two Great Events In One Great Day—November 5: Pet Pictures With Santa And The Polar Plunge

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

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October 27, 2011


MASSENA — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will sponsor two unique events at the Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch on Saturday, Nov. 5; the annual "Santa Paws" event in the morning and the St. Lawrence Polar Plunge, "Freezin' for a Reason", in the afternoon. Both events will benefit the Special Olympics of New York.

The holiday season will get an early start when Santa Claus arrives at Hawkins Point to pose for photos with visitors' pets from 9 a.m. till noon at the annual Santa Paws event. Photos will be suitable for use on this year's Christmas cards and 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 the Special Olympics.

At noon, volunteers will be "Freezin' for a Reason" at the third annual Polar Plunge also scheduled to take place at NYPA's Hawkins Point Visitors Center. Teams and individuals will raise money for Special Olympics by plunging into the frigid waters of the St. Lawrence River. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the visitors center. All plungers who raise $100 will receive a Plunge sweatshirt. There is still time for teams and individuals to register for the plunge. For more information or to register for the plunge, visit www.tinyurl.com/StLawPlunge.

Top off your day, with a tour of the NYPA's Hawkins Point 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. The admission free visitors center will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


About NYPA:

■ 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.


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