Power Authority Will Again
Sponsor Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival
May 3, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority will be the
Primary Sponsor for the sixth annual Historic Lewiston Jazz
Festival, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 26.
The Power Authority, the event’s Founding Sponsor,
has renewed its commitment and will provide $70,000 for the 2007
festival, presented by the Lower Niagara River Region Chamber of
Commerce (LNRRCC) and the Village and Town of Lewiston.
“This weekend has quickly become a summer
tradition,” said Timothy S. Carey, the Power Authority’s president
and chief executive officer. “The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival
is one of the latest in a series of special events that bring
visitors to town and stimulate the local economy.
“The Power Authority is proud of the partnership we
have forged with the Chamber, its members, the Town and Village of
Lewiston and the festival’s hard-working Board of Directors. Our
objective was to provide an economic boost for the community, and
all indications are we have succeeded,” Carey said.
It is estimated that Lewiston realized a positive
economic impact of almost $1 million from the event in 2006 alone.
Local streets will abound in music, antiques,
classic cars and the aromas of culinary delights as the 2007
festival welcomes residents and visitors alike.
The festival will again feature jazz musicians
performing throughout the village. They will provide entertainment
on Friday evening in numerous restaurants and lounges, as well as at
a variety of outdoor sites along Center Street on Friday evening,
Saturday and Sunday.
“The Jazz Festival is in perfect harmony with the
Village of Lewiston,” said Mayor Richard Soluri, who is chairman of
the Board of Directors of Lewiston Jazz Festival, Inc. “We have
supported jazz for more than a decade, and it’s great to see so many
people enjoying the music, the food, the shops and our charming
Fred Newlin, supervisor of the Town of Lewiston,
said, “Lewiston has become famous for its festivals and events, and
the Jazz Festival has enhanced that reputation. Whether you are a
visitor or a resident, this is one event you don’t want to miss.”
“The 2007 Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival is
expected to bring tens of thousands of visitors to the area,” said
Skip Mazenauer, chairman of the LNRRCC Board of Directors. “Through
the generous support of the New York Power Authority and dozens of
other sponsors who have stepped forward to support this festival, it
has grown in popularity and provides a tremendous boost for local
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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-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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