Welcome to the West Grace Street Association!
The West Grace Street Association represents the residents of the historic Fan District in Richmond, Virginia, who live on West Grace Street between Lombardy Street and the Boulevard. The WGSA promotes the welfare of its residents by addressing neighborhood concerns and providing a busy slate of community improvement projects and social events.
News & Updates
Trick-or-treating on West Grace! See our 2013 Halloween photos over on the Events page.
*Neighbors, please do a leaf & limb and alley cleanup on Saturday, November 30th in preparation for the Christmas Parade! *
As the holiday season comes into full swing, remember to report all party safety issues to Greg Felton with the VCU Police.
Community Police/External Relations Officer
Office of the Chief of Police
VCU Police Department
938C W. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23284
(804) 828-1209 office
(804) 301-5704 cell
Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility
***Please remember to remit your annual dues if you were unable to do so at the Annual Meeting. You can mail a check to WGSA, PO Box 5714, Richmond, VA 23220-5714.***
Contact Alyse Auernheimer for general news and updates.
Fan District Holiday House Tour – Get to know your neighbors and help the FDA create another memorable event! Volunteer opportunities include: house docent, trolley escort, and hospitality house ticket sales. The house tour is Saturday and Sunday afternoons on December 7th & 8th, and shifts are 2 1/2 hours. Volunteers may purchase half-price tickets and are invited to attend a celebratory volunteer party after the event. Contact Pam Embrey if you’re interested in volunteering!
Christkindlmarket - a European-style outdoor Christmas market featuring local artisans and craftsmen. To be held at First Baptist Church (2709 Monument Ave.) December 7th, 10AM-2PM.
Richmond Christmas Parade – The 30th annual Christmas parade will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 10 AM, departing from the Science Museum and continuing east to 7th Street. This beloved Richmond tradition attracts more than 100,000 spectators each year from everywhere in Virginia, and features a very special Grand Marshal, holiday floats, marching bands, huge helium balloons, and, of course, Santa himself.
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to Pam Embrey for her six years on the WGSA Board, three years as treasurer, and four years co-chairing the Candlelight Home Tour!
We also couldn’t do it without Kelly Griffin and her dedication to the tour for four years. Thanks, Kelly, for your continuing service on the Board!
Thanks to Mark Terrill for his long commitment to the board and continuing commitment to the neighborhood and thanks to Bob Engle for his service!
And as always, thanks to our amazing volunteers, chefs, sponsors, and homeowners for another super successful Candlelight Home Tour.