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Annual D.A.R.E Car Show Set for NYPA Facility

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

June 2, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced that the 14th annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) car show will be held on Sunday, June 8, at the admission-free visitors center on the grounds of NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. The event is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m.

The show will feature hundreds of classic cars and trucks, as well as antiques, customs, street machines and rods. Registration is $10 per vehicle, starting at 8 a.m. There will be awards for top vehicles, along with souvenir bags and dash plaques for all entries.

Entertainment at the car show will include a Tug-of-War with the Schoharie County Sheriff’s deputies, raffles, children’s games, a model car contest and music by the K-Man. Vendors will sell hot dogs, barbecue chicken, refreshments and baked goods.

All proceeds for the event will go towards the D.A.R.E program. The Schoharie County D.A.R.E. program is classroom-based, administered by the Schoharie County Sheriff's office, and educates children on the harmful effects of substance abuse and violence.

The visitors center and the Lansing Manor House, both part of the historic Lansing Manor complex, will be open on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The complex is located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, 17 miles south of Middleburgh, five miles north of Grand Gorge and 50 miles southwest of Albany. 

For more information, please call the D.A.R.E. line at 518-295-7098 or 518-295-7756.

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.      For more information, please go to www.nypa.gov.

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