|New York Power Authority Sets the Stage for "Scho-Harie-Raising" Halloween Festivities|
|On Saturday & Sunday, October 26 & 27|
|October 15, 2013|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Photo & Caption NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold two days of free “Scho-haire-raising” Halloween fun on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27, at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant Visitors Center Complex. On Saturday, October 26, NYPA’s admission-free Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center will host a Halloween parade and a costume contest for children of all ages, with prizes awarded in various categories. Afterwards, guests can hop on the hay wagon and 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 27, hear what messages the spirits may be sending when a medium joins us for a haunted history tour of Historic Lansing Manor and offers insight into life in the Manor house during the 1800’s. Feel the energy in the room and take a tour with the spirits at 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 of 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 has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov or follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.
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