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Come Celebrate Summer at NYPA'S Second Annual Summer Spectacular

Contact:
Karen White
(315) 764-0226, Ext. 304
Karen.White@nypa.gov

July 27, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority will be celebrating summer with free family fun at the second annual car cruise-in and antique truck show on July 30 at the Frank S. McCullough Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch.

The Summer Spectacular will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature a car cruise-in, ladies craft fair, and outdoor bounce houses for the kids. All events are free and open to the public.

Some of the area’s finest classic cars will be on display at the Visitors Center. Members of the Antique Truck Association will also bring their vehicles to Hawkins Point. The first 80 cars and trucks at the event will receive commemorative dashboard plaques.

There is still space available for the truck show. Car and truck owners interested in registering their vehicles for the show can call 315-764-0226 ext. 304 for more information.

Outside the visitors center, NYPA will sponsor inflatable bounce houses for the kids. A ladies craft fair will be held inside the visitors centers, with vendors offering hand-made jewelry, artwork, kitchen items and other specialties.

To help celebrate summer, NYPA will be providing free frozen treats to visitors, with the assistance of the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce.

Attendees are also invited to visit NYPA’s admission-free visitors center, featuring a wide range of interactive exhibits on subjects such as water power and the St. Lawrence-FDR Project, basics of electricity and uses of electricity. The visitor’s center is currently operating on its summer schedule and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For further information, contact the visitor’s center at 764-0226 ext. 302 or www.nypa.gov.

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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