Spirit of the Winter Holidays Envelops Blenheim-Gilboa
November 24, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—It’s “deck the halls” time at the
visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped
Storage Power Project here.
A Festival of Trees begins on Wednesday, Dec. 1, and
continues right into the New Year, concluding on Sunday, Jan.2.
The Festival will feature a display of holiday trees
decorated by a number of local organizations including the Jefferson
Senior Citizens, the Jefferson Central School and the Northern Catskill
Occupational Center-BOCES. Not to be outdone, the staff at Blenheim-Gilboa
will decorate trees with the following themes: Adirondack, Victorian,
Patriotic, Disney, Schoharie County Agriculture, Angels, Gingerbread and
Highlight of the entire Festival will be the arrival
of Santa Claus and his reindeer on Saturday, Dec. 11. Youngsters will
have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their picture taken as
well as receive a free gift. The live reindeer will be on display and
Laraway’s Clydesdales will be providing sleigh or carriage rides
depending on the weather.
As always, the visitors center, which is located in
a fully-restored 19th Century dairy barn, is admission-free and open
daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center will be closed Dec. 23-25 and
Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2005. The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17
miles south of Middleburgh and 5 miles north of Grand Gorge. It is about
50 miles southwest of Albany.
A calendar of special events at the Blenheim-Gilboa
visitors center may be obtained by calling 1-800-724-0309 or by visiting
the Power Authority’s web site at