The New York Power Authority is encouraging visitors of all ages to participate in a sculpture contest, which will be one of the featured events at its "Every Day is Earth Day" celebration, Saturday, April 9, at the Power Vista in Lewiston.
The sculptures should be made of recyclable materials, such as egg and milk cartons, newspapers, toilet paper rolls, plastic grocery bags, and brought to the Power Vista during the event.
The most creative sculptor will receive a Discovery Pass for four to the Niagara Falls State Park, which includes admittance to the Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, Observation Tower, Gorge Discovery Center and more, courtesy of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Prizes will also be awarded for second and third-place winners.
All of the entered sculptures will be displayed in the Power Vista's Community Room during the Earth Day event. A contest winner will be announced at 3 p.m.
The sculpture contest is one of many "green-themed" activities at the family-oriented event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the day, visitors can also enjoy free rides on the Niagara Scenic Trolley between the Power Vista and the Gorge Discovery Center, experience exhibits with the visiting Buffalo Zoomobile, enjoy face painting by the YMCA of Lockport's Teen Leaders Club, and crafts presented by the NYSPRHP Interpretive Center.
Modern Disposal Services Inc. and the New York State Energy Research Development Authority will conduct presentations on recycling and energy efficiency. Other exhibitors include the Aquarium of Niagara, Buffalo Reuse and more. Parents can enter a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate at the Buffalo Reuse Store.
Parking and admission at the Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, is always free.