Ceremony to Mark Opening of Solar-Powered KOA Lodge

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May 24, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

Solar-powered park model in Herkimer, N.Y. KOA.

The official opening of North America’s first,off-the-power-grid solar lodge at the Herkimer Diamond KOA Campground will be on June 5.

The event will include an open house from 9 a.m. to noon, with the official ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. The KOA is located at 4626 State Route 28 North near Herkimer.

“We want all of those interested, including the media, to have a chance to see this unique camping accommodation,” said Herkimer Diamond KOA owner Dr. Renee Scialdo Shevat, in a news release. “It’s a huge step forward in ‘green’ technology for our industry. There are so many wonderful power-saving features, you just have to see it to believe it.”

Included in the ceremony will be local Assemblyman Marc Butler, famous Yankee pitcher Tommy John, and officials from Kampgrounds of America Inc. and Generac, the maker of a unique propane generator used in the lodge.

Also on Saturday, John will host a baseball clinic in the morning for local Little League teams. He will be joined with players from the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs baseball team. John will also attend that evening’s DiamondDawg’s game, as well as the DiamondDawgs vs. Cooperstown game in Cooperstown on Sunday.

For more information on the grand opening of the Solar Lodge, or to book your next stay at the Herkimer Diamond KOA Campground visit or call (315) 891-7355.

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