Kewick, Virginia 2011 Blessing of the Hounds

Horses & Hounds Crossing the Road

What are you doing Thanksgiving morning?  My father and I used to head up into the Blue Ridge Mountain on Thanksgiving morning to fly fish for trout.  This year after putting the turkey in the smoker, I’m heading to Grace Episcopal Church in Keswick , Virginia (in the heart of Virginia horse country and just a few minutes NE of Charlottesville on VSH 231 between Shadwell and Gordonsville) for the annual Blessing of the Hounds. Dating from 1745 Grace Church maintains many ties to Old England including the Blessing of the Hounds service, where the Keswick Hunt Club hounds are blessed in an outdoor open to the public service.  If you’ve never attended, please come out and experience this unique event.  There will be bagpipes starting at 9:30 AM followed by the service at 10:00 AM.  If you have questions, let’s talk!

2011 Blessing of the Hounds


About James Friend Dickerson

Real Estate Consultant As a native of Central Virginia and a full time REALTOR since 1991, James listens to your needs to provide information allowing you to make informed choices. In our constantly changing world, you need a REALTOR who puts you first providing rigidly flexible service. James Dickerson provides a high level of service designed to fit each individual clients needs. Having received many awards from both the local Association of REALTORS and RE/MAX International, James is recognized as an authority on the local real estate market. The highest form of recognition James receives continues to be the many repeat clients who seek out his services time after time plus sending their relatives, friends, co-workers and neighbors to James for their real estate needs. Contact James today for an interview to discuss your real estate needs. James is a licensed real estate sales person in the Commonwealth of Virginia with Charlottesville Solutions. Personal As a Central Virginia native (Born in Charlottesville and raised in Albemarle and Louisa Counties), James' youth was filled with extra-curricular activities and organizations centered around school, church and the Boy Scouts of America. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management, James' non-real estate activities include spending time with family & friends, traveling, stalking deer & spring gobblers, fly fishing, church and Masonic activities. James and his lovely bride Karen live between Zion Crossroads and Gordonsville in the Green Springs area of Louisa County. Their dog Sammy passed away so they'll be adopting another dog soon through
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