Kathy Liebler
                        Director of Public Information

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    Contact: Patricia L. Bodack (412) 925-5018                                September 23, 1996


        ZELIENOPLE -- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission today announced that the new Pennsylvania-Made Crafts Center and Traveler Information Center, located at the Zelienople Service Plaza, milepost 21.7, eastbound, will be dedicated at a ribbon cutting ceremony, September 24th at 11:00 A.M.
        Turnpike Executive Director John T. Durbin, who will attend the opening along with Turnpike Commissioner Robert A. Gleason, Jr., said, "The Commission is always striving to serve Turnpike travelers in new and creative ways. The opening of the Turnpike's crafts centers is just another way we are achieving that goal."
        Also attending the Zelienople event will be Alice Eakin, President of Pennsylvania-Made Crafts, Inc. The organization worked closely with the Commission to select the crafts of some of Pennsylvania's finest artists and craftspersons what will be available for Turnpike travelers to see and purchase.
        A newly expanded Traveler Information Center which will provide the motoring public with the most up-to-date travel and tourist information will also be dedicated as part of the ceremony.
        The other crafts center/traveler information center, located in eastern Pennsylvania at the North Neshaminy Service Plaza, will be dedicated on Wednesday, September 25, 1996.
        The Pennsylvania-Made Craft Centers' hours are 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday and 8 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Tuesday and Thursday. The crafts centers are closed on Wednesdays. The Traveler Information Centers are open daily from 8:30 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.


         P.O. Box 67676, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676         Phone: (717) 939-9551         Fax: (717) 986-9649