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Wildlife Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary Year

September 21, 2005

The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center will host its 20th annual Wildlife Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Experience a variety of exciting wild adventures and enjoy hands-on interactive family fun activities. The Wildlife Festival, which is free, is held annually in recognition of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Come face-to-face with nature at its wildest with a host of environmental and outdoor educators, and wildlife experts. Food and beverages will be available.

Activities and wildlife presentations:  Raptor Project, Rain Forest Reptile Show, Willow Farms Miniatures, Red Maple Farms, Llamas, Harvest Moon Alpacas, Fly-Tying Workshop, Draft Horses Wagon Rides and Blacksmith Demonstrations. Arts and crafts are also available.

Entertainment: Mike Inserra’s Juggling, The Zucchimi Brothers and Cassandra Boucher.

Music:   “2 Late,” Blues Music by “Phrog” and Mr. Bouncety Bounce.

EVENT:         Wildlife Festival 2005

NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center

1378 State Rte. 30, North Blenheim, NY 12131

DATE:           Saturday, September 24 

TIME:            10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADMISSION:  Free admission and free parking

DIRECTIONS: On Route 30 about 1 hour southwest of Albany.
                     Go to www.nypa.gov for more details.

CONTACT:     Steve Ramsey, community relations, regional manager, NYPA,
                     at 1-800-724-0309.