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New York Power Authority to Play Host to Antique Road and Auto Shows

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
stephen.ramsey@nypa.gov
                                                          

July 5, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority will play host to its first Antique Road Show - “Merchandise of the Past” - and an Antique Auto Show and Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 on the grounds of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project’s Visitors Center.

Appraisers will also be on hand to determine how much antiques and other items are valued. There is still free space for antique vendors interested in selling their merchandise. Vendors can call 1-800-724-0309 to reserve a free space.

Various rare cars, including a 1911 Penn Roadster and 1929 Packard 640 Sport Touring, will be on display at the Antique Auto Show. Dash plaques will be given to the first 300 show vehicles to register. “Antique” auto movies will be featured in the visitors center.

Brooks Chicken barbecue and food from a variety of local vendors will be available, along with entertainment for children.

Attendees can also enjoy the wide array of hands-on exhibits at the admission-free Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center, which presents information on the themes of basics of electricity, uses of electricity and the operation of New York’s largest pump-storage electric power project.

They can also visit historic Lansing Manor, an early country estate built in 1819, located next door to the visitors center. Lansing Manor is also admission-free.

The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center is located 17 miles south of Middleburgh on Route 30 and 50 miles southwest of Albany.

 

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