A few passing clouds. Low around 35F. Winds light and variable..
A few passing clouds. Low around 35F. Winds light and variable.
Updated: December 5, 2019 @ 4:02 pm
The Blessing of Hounds, kicks off the 2019-2020 hunting season for the Aiken Hounds, a group that has been around for more than 100 years.
Public Safety Officer Jermayne Waltower working the entrance of Hitchcock Woods for the Blessing of Hounds.
Stuart Matthews, Kristin Matthews, Sharon Padgett and Alan Wingard enjoying the morning at The Blessing of Hounds on Thursday
Mark Thompson getting in the spirit of things
Chan Carman riding side sadle on The Great Gatsby
Hundreds come to see the Blessing of Hounds on Thanksgiving
The joint masters of foxhounds with the Aiken Hounds lead the hounds into the Memorial Gate
In come the hounds
The Rev. Grant Wiseman, rector of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church along with Deacon Jane Hostetter greets the hounds before the blessing begins
The hounds say hello to the crowd
Treats are a favorite for some personal time
The Rev. Grant Wiseman, rector of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church with Deacon Jane Hostetter assisting with the ceremony
Rev. Grant Wiseman blesses the hounds with holy water with some surprise
The Rev. Grant Wiseman presided over the Blessing of the Hounds on Thanksgiving Day at Memorial Gate in Hitchcock Woods.
The crowds heading out of the woods after the blessing