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NYPA to Host Halloween Event at Hawkins Point

Contact:
Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
karen.white@nypa.gov

October 13, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority will play host to a “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 Power Project on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Events will include pumpkin and face painting, games, movies and goodie bags for all children in costume. The fun is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m.

During the party, guests will also be able to view the wide array of interactive exhibits at the visitors center on the themes of water power and the St. Lawrence facility, basics of electricity and uses of electricity. Children and adults will be able to touch, see and listen to the many interactive exhibits while enjoying the panoramic views of the NYPA 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 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-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■    About 75 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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