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NYPA Visitors Center Will Play Host to 'Clothespin Creations' Program

Steve Ramsey

November 8, 2007 


NORTH BLENHEIM—Children of all ages will have the opportunity to create decorative items by using clothespins on Saturday, Nov. 17 when the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project visitors’ center plays host to “Clothespin Creations.” The program is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Connie Wysin and Rita Snively of the Scotia-Glenville Traveling Museum will present the workshop, which allows participants to use their imaginations to create models of animals, people and various objects from clothespins. With the holiday season approaching, the program provides a great opportunity for children to make special gifts for family and friends. 

Reservations are recommended and may be arranged by calling the visitors center at  1-800-724-0309. 

The NYPA visitors center is housed in a refurbished 19th-century dairy barn and features displays and interactive exhibits for children and adults on such subjects as electricity production, operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project and energy efficiency. The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.

About NYPA:

■    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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