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New York Power Authority Sets Stage for a Scary - Schoharie Halloween
Mark the Dates - Saturday & Sunday, October 27&28

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
(800) 724-0309
steve.ramsey@nypa.gov


October 18, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold two days of free “Scho-haire-raising” Halloween fun on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28, at its Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center Complex.

On Saturday, October 27, at the admission-free Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center there will be a parade and a costume contest for children of all ages, with prizes awarded in various categories. Afterwards, hop on the hay wagon and take a ride through the cedar trees to experience our haunted hay ride which is sure to be ‘spooktacular.’ The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. and all children attending will receive a free pumpkin. 

On Sunday, October 28, see what the spirits have to say when a medium joins us for a haunted history tour of Historic Lansing Manor and offers her insight into what life was like in the house in the 1800’s. Feel the energy in the room and take a tour with the spirits from 3 p.m. or 5 p.m.  This event is free, but space is limited and reservations are required – please call 800-724-0309 to make a reservation.

Built by Revolutionary-era patriot John Ten Eyck Lansing, Lansing Manor is part the visitors center complex and is open from May 1 through October 31. It is operated by NYPA in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society, and is filled with authentic furnishings from the first half of the 19th century.

Both the Visitor Center and the Lansing Manor facilities will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and are admission-free.

The visitors center and adjacent Lansing Manor are located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany. For more information, please call 800-724-0309.

 



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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