Founders' Day

Founders’ Day Presented by Wesbanco, City of ELizabethtown, and Elizabethtown Tourism.
5-10 pm Freeman Lake Park Food and commercial vendors on-site
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Shoney’s Pie Eating Contest
Golden Knights Parachute Team Presentation and Show
Owensboro 2nd Street Big Band Concert
Wesbanco’s Fireworks Show at dark

About the Golden Knights
For over fifty-seven years members of the U. S. Army Parachute Team have been marking the milestones of achievement and an evolution of excellence serving as “Ambassadors” of the Army’s only official Demonstration team. The Golden Knights portray the image of being the most formidable parachuting competitors and demonstrators in the world today.
If you mention the name “Golden Knights” to someone today in any of the fifty states, most likely what comes to mind is a phenomenal demonstration they watched in past years at an air show or sporting event. But if you mention it to a sport parachutist, they will most probably think of the competitors they jumped against or heard about in parachute meets across the country or abroad.
The Golden Knights have performed more than 17,000 shows in all 50 states and 48 countries, reaching more than 20,000 people per show. Through demonstrations and public speaking with the Army’s target audience at air shows, schools, sporting events and hospitals, the team is able to direct potential applicants to the on-site Army Recruiters.
The eighty-two men and women who make up the Golden Knights are separated into nine sections –The Black and Gold demonstration teams, a tandem team, four competition teams, an aviation detachment and the headquarters section.

Contact: Sarah Vaughn 
Tel: (270)765-6121 June 7, 2016