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Dam 4-Miler Walk/Run to Aid Local Charities

Contact:
Jill Chamberlain
315-764-0226, ext. 300
jill.chamberlain@nypa.gov
 

September 11, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority’s admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center will be the focal point on Saturday, Sept. 16 for the annual Dam 4-MILER Walk/Run, which will raise money for two local charities.

All funds raised this year will benefit the Massena Adult Free Clinic and Shriners Hospitals for Children.  Registration for the event, with a minimum sponsorship donation of $15, is required and will begin at the visitors center at 9 a.m, with the first 150 registrants to receive long-sleeved T-shirts.   Timed runners will begin at 10 a.m. and walkers at 10:15 a.m.

The Massena Ups and Downs Club will demonstrate its crowd-pleasing bicycles and will help children learn to ride its “bouncy” bikes.  There will be free parking on the site.

Registration sheets can be downloaded from the Hawkins Point Visitors Center web page:http://www.nypa.gov/vc/stlaw.htm

The visitors center will be open as usual on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The $5 million facility features a wide array of interactive exhibits covering such subjects as Water Power and the St. Lawrence-FDR project, Basics of Electricity and uses of electricity.  Visitors can also enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam from Hawkins Point.

DIRECTIONS:           
From Massena: Take State Route 37 east to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the second right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles. Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to the visitors center.

  

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