Green Creek Hounds ‘Blessing of the Hounds’ opening meet Nov. 17

Published 4:44 pm Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Members of the Green Creek Hounds headout during the opening hunt in 2011. (photo by Don West)

Members of the community are invited to join members of Green Creek Hounds on Saturday, Nov. 17 for the Blessing of the Hounds at their opening meet.

All interested should arrive at the hunt’s White Oak Creek fixture by 9:40 a.m. Car guests will need to follow the Tally Ho wagons to the site of the blessing from that spot. Carpooling is suggested.

Directions to the White Oak Creek Fixture are: From the Hwy 14/9 intersection continue east on Sandy Plains/14 for 5 miles to John Watson Rd. Turn right onto John Watson Rd. and go 2.3 miles (past big bridge at back entrance to Green River Farm). The meet site and parking is in a field on the left side of the road, just before a concrete bridge. The Most Reverend Father Michael Doty, Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Tryon, will officiate at the blessing of the Green Creek Hounds.

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Other Opening Hunt weekend activities include a Hunt Patrons Dinner and a Charity Hunt Ball to benefit Pacolet Area Conservancy on Saturday evening, Nov. 17 at the White Oak Plantation on Sandy Plains Rd.

There will be dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Reservations are required for this evening event. Contact Kem Ketcham, MFH 828-817- 5691 or Christi Fowler, MFH 864-216-5660 for more information.

– article submitted by Deborah Bundy