GUSTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- You can meet Houdini the I-65 goat at his new home!
Mary Ann Tobin and the Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary invite the public to visit Houdini for their Houdini Day Celebration from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. There will be a $10 per car suggested donation at the gate.
Houdini managed to live alongside speeding traffic on I-65 in Hardin County for over five years — becoming somewhat of a celebrity, showing up on television and in the news, with his own Facebook page with over 40,000 followers.
Sadly, Houdini was involved in a traffic mishap in October 2018, in which his leg was broken. He was captured and eventually brought to Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary in Guston for vet care and recovery.
In addition to meeting Houdini, the event will include guided tours and educational programs. Food and beverages will be provided by Girl Scout Troop #1494 for a small additional charge. Three Girl Scouts are working toward their Bronze Awards and the whole troop is supporting their efforts. The troop is generously donating all proceeds from food and beverage sales to Broadbent.
The new Houdini t-shirt will also be for sale at the event for $20. The shirt features an original design by April Landon, who was the winner of a contest run on Facebook earlier this year. For those who can’t attend the event, a variety of Houdini shirts are also available online for a limited time through the organization’s web site.
All proceeds will benefit Houdini and the other animals.
Broadbent is located at 100 Guston-Bewleyville Rd., Guston, Kentucky.
Guests will enter through the large black iron gates with lamp posts on U.S. 60 East.