67th Annual Shad Planking Information

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The afternoon event will begin at 2:00 pm and end at 6:30 pm, rain or shine. The formal program will begin at 4:00 pm. The meal will be served when ready.
Where: Wakefield Sportsmen’s Club
12205 Brittles Mill Road
Wakefield, VA 23888

Menu:   “Food Served When Ready”
The menu this year will feature our trademark planked shad cooked over an open fire.  The Virginia Diner will again provide its famous cole slaw and corn muffins.  In addition, there will be shad roe and fish filets fried to golden brown, sweet pickles, iced tea and plenty of other favorite beverages.  This year’s event promises to continue the long-standing traditions of Shad Planking.


Arrival & Greetings – 2:00 to 4:00 pm

4 pm – Formal program

Master of Ceremonies – Chris Simms

Welcome – Eric Brittle, President – Wakefield Ruritan Club

Invocation – Robert Wrenn, Past Pres. – Ruritan National

Presentation of Guest – Chris Simms

Introduction of Speaker – Commander Paul E. Galanti

Speaker – The Honorable John H. Hager, Former Lt. Gov. of VA


Tickets are available through the Virginia Diner in Wakefield, Virginia by calling 1-800-935-4004, through the Wakefield Ruritan Club by mail at PO Box 148, Wakefield, VA  23888 or online.  Credit cards are accepted both online and through the Virginia Diner.

More Information:

Further information can be obtained by contacting Chris Simms, Event Chairman, at 804-731-5236 or by email at chris@shadplanking.com.