Who are the Wakefield Ruritan Club?
The Wakefield Ruritan Club has hosted the annual Shad Planking since 1949. The United States classifies the club as a non-profit 501(C)(4) organization.
Proceeds from the Shad Planking go directly to the Ruritan Club, which is dedicated to improving communities and building a better Virginia through “fellowship, goodwill, and community service”. Buying a ticket for the Shad Planking has a direct and powerful effect on the every day lives of the good people of Wakefield and its surrounding rural areas. While you are trying the best Virginia has to offer, you can feel confident that your entrance to the 68th Shad Planking has made Virginia a better place.
Many people know the Shad Planking for its political influence and the sense of camaraderie. What many people don’t know is that the profits for the event have always gone back into the community. The Wakefield Ruritan Club has been creating real and meaningful good for Wakefield and the surrounding areas for generations. Among others beneficiaries, the Wakefield Ruritan Club has directly contributed to the local fire department, 4-H Club, and youth baseball. The Wakefield Ruritan Club also awards scholarships directly to deserving young people.
Ruritan National has nearly 30,000 members throughout the United States, that work to improve more than 1,100 local communities. If you would like more information or would like to join a club close to you head over to the Ruritan’s website.