Shad Planking

Shad Planking
Shad Planking
Venue
Wakefield Sportsmen's Club
Address
Wakefield Sportsmen's Club
12205 Brittles Mill Road
Wakefield, VA 23888
Region Central Virginia
Locality Sussex
Date(s)/Time:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (2:00 PM-6:30 PM)
Phone: (757) 641-8060
Email info@shadplanking.com
Shad Planking www.shadplanking.com

"The Spring Rite of Virginia Politics!" The Shad Planking traces its origin to the early 1930s when a group of friends gathered together at Wrenn’s Mill in Isle Of Wight County during the spring running of the shad in the James River. They planked the shad after the tradition of native Virginia Indians and they talked politics after the tradition of their fathers before them. As the tradition grew, the Wakefield Ruritan Club assumed sponsorship of the event in 1949. Generations of Virginia politicians have attended and addressed the Shad Planking gathering. The gathering is truly a unique assembly of the many and varying views of the people and politics of Virginia. It has come to be an important event in the political life of the Commonwealth. 

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. The speaker at the 66th Annual Shad Planking will be United States Senator Mark Warner. 



Admission Fee: $25

Last Updated: 2/7/2014 2:16 PM
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