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'Santa Paws' Photo Sessions Set for NYPA Visitors Center

Jill Chamberlain
315-764-0226, ext.300

November 1, 2006


MASSENA—The holiday season will get an early start on Saturday, Nov. 4 when Santa Claus arrives at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project for a photo session with visitors’ pets.

Pet owners will be able to have their pet’s picture taken with Santa during the second annual “Santa Paws” event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.  Photos will be suitable for use on this year’s Christmas cards.  

While admission to the visitors center is free, there will be a $10 donation per photo to benefit Spay-Neuter Now.  Staff members and volunteers from that organization will be on hand to provide information on having pets spayed and neutered. 

The visitors center, featuring a wide range of interactive exhibits on such subjects as Water Power and the St. Lawrence-FDR-Project, Basics of Electricity and Uses of Electricity, will be open as usual from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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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