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New York Power Authority Presents Free 'Spooktacular' Halloween Event at Hawkins Point Visitors Center Saturday, Oct. 26

Contact:
Karen White
(315) 764-0226
karen.white@nypa.gov

October 17, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) presents its annual ‘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 Hydroelectric Power Plant on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The fun-filled day will include crafts, games, movies, and pumpkin and face painting. Goodie bags will be distributed to all children in costume. The fun is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission to the event is free.

During the party, guests will also be able to view the wide array of interactive exhibits that are focused on water power, operation of the St. Lawrence facility and the basics and uses of electricity. Children and adults will be able to touch, see and listen to the many interactive exhibits while taking in the panoramic views of the St. Lawrence power dam.

The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 315-764-0226 ext. 302 or visit www.nypa.gov.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ 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 the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.