Christmas at Panther Creek has already broken attendance and revenue records this year, and the event will continue from 6-9 p.m. nightly through Saturday.
Prior to Christmas Day, the 18th annual program had already generated more than $42,000 in revenue to support five Daviess County nonprofit agencies, according to Daviess County Parks & Recreation Director Ross Leigh.
“By Jan. 2, we anticipate breaking the $50,000 mark,” Leigh said.
Leigh said Christmas at Panther Creek has been able to celebrate the program’s original mission while remaining safe during the global pandemic.
He added that this year’s success is a result of the support from Daviess County Fiscal Court, Independence Bank and Owensboro Health.
An “Indy the Eagle” Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Independence Bank allows families to interact with the display, and they have the opportunity to enter in a drawing for a chance to win an iPad Air.
As families drive through the setup, they will use a provided map to identify all the mascots spread throughout.
Once completed, the map can be turned in to Independence Bank on Frederica Street, or the parks department office at 221 Allen Street for a chance to win an iPad Air during a drawing on Jan. 3.
Maps can be picked up at the park entrance, or printed in advance by visiting 1776bank.com/littlepatriots.