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How We're Helping

Wakefield Ruritan Club in Wakefield, Virginia has impacted the everyday lives of the good people of Wakefield and surrounding rural areas for generations.  Classified as a non-profit 501 (C) (4) organization, the Ruritan Club is dedicated to improving communities and building a better Virginia through "fellowship, goodwill, and community service."


Back in 1949, Wakefield Ruritan Club hosted its first annual Shad Planking fundraiser.  Today's Club hosts various fundraisers during the year and proceeds are directly contributed to community beneficiaries like the fire department, 4-H club, and youth baseball.  Wakefield Ruritan Club also awards educational scholarships to deserving young people.


On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Wakefield Ruritan Club hosted the BBQ And Shad Homecoming BASH.  Like all Ruritan fundraisers, proceeds from the BASH will have a direct and powerful effect on the community.  


Thank you for supporting Wakefield Ruritan Club and the BBQ And Shad Homecoming BASH.   

BBQ And Shad Homecoming BROCHURE

Shad Planking Memories

We have spanned the decades and put together our best shad planking memories to share with you.  Thank you for supporting our shad planking event from 1949-2017.

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Wakefield Ruritan Club

P.O. Box 1148, Wakefield, Virginia 23888