New York Power Authority to Play
Host to Antique Road and Auto Shows
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
Brooks Chicken barbecue and food from a variety of
local vendors will be available, along with entertainment for
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
■ NYPA 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 is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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