NEWS

Grand Opening of NYPA's Hawkins Point Visitors Center

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Carol Simpson
Community Relations, regional manager

(315) 764-6863 or
(800) 262-NYPA - within NY State

carol.simpson@nypa.gov

July 15, 2005

NEWS ADVISORY & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Tuesday, July 26, for the formal grand opening of its new Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project. The event will begin at 12:30 p.m., with the news media provided an advance viewing of the visitors center at 11:30 a.m.

The $5 million visitors center features an outstanding view of the giant generating project from across the South Channel of the St. Lawrence River. It replaces the original visitors center located in the power dam and closed after 9/11.

The grand opening will feature remarks by NYPA and area officials, and a picnic.

EVENT:  Grand Opening of Hawkins Point Visitors Center

DATE:    Tuesday, July 26

TIME:     12:30 p.m.    (Press Preview at 11:30 a.m.)

DIRECTIONS:  From Massena: Take State Route 37 east to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the second right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles. Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to the visitors center.

PHOTO AVAILABLE:  For a color photo of the new Hawkins Point Visitors Center, please email request to: connie.cullen@nypa.gov.