New York Power Authority
to Play Host to Antique Road and Auto Shows
July 11, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
will play host to its 2nd annual free 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 20th, on the grounds of the
Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project’s admission-free
Appraisers will be on hand to help those in
attendance determine the value of their antiques and other items.
There is still free space for antique vendors to sell their
merchandise. Those interested, can call 1-800-724-0309 to reserve
Various rare autos, including a Detroit Electric
from 1918 and a unique 1915 Chalmers, will be on display at the auto
show. Gas engines and antique tractors will also be featured.
Commemorative dash plaques will be given to the first 250 show
vehicles to register. For more information on registering, please
call 518-234-7495. There will also be “antique” auto movies featured
in the visitors center.
Brooks Chicken barbecue and food from a variety of
local vendors will be available, along with entertainment for
Travelers wishing to participate in NYPA’s “More
Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’… No Foolin’!” program, which began this
Independence Day (July 4), can use the event as a means to start
their family vacation. The program is designed to encourage regional
residents to try fuel-saving vacation travel and learn
environmentally conscious energy-saving tips.
Another way to save energy is to “Stay Cool,” a
statewide campaign, sponsored by NYPA and the New York State Energy
Research and Development Authority, to promote the use of
energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® air conditioners, and for encouraging
consumers to follow simple energy-saving tips to help reduce their
Visitors can also enjoy a wide array of hands-on
exhibits at the 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 the 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. ■ For more
information, please go to www.nypa.gov.
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