Pack the Park

A Yadkin County Schools End-of-Year Appreciation Event

For four years, the Shallow Ford Foundation (SFF), along with local organizations and churches, have come together to celebrate Yadkin County Schools (YCS) personnel at the annual "Pack the Park" end-of-year personnel appreciation event held at the Yadkin Family YMCA. The event features delicious food, a cornhole tournament, an attendance competition, live music, and door prizes. All YCS personnel are invited to the event and the school who has the most personnel present  or "packs the park" wins a trophy (based on number of employees and number of students).

2024 was the best year yet. Nearly 400 school personnel enjoyed live music, BBQ, delicious side dishes, a cornhole tournament, and 22 door prizes gift baskets provided by many local businesses and volunteers! Local favorite NOTA (None of the Above) kept the mood lively with their unique bluegrass sound. Thank you to all the community partners for making this special, fun-filled day of gratitude for YCS teachers and staff possible!

2024 Churches who providing side dishes:

The Anchor Cooperative Parish, Center Global Methodist Church, Deep Creek Friends Meeting, Deep Creek Baptist Church, East Bend Baptist Church, Enon Baptist Church, Forbush Friends Meeting, Mitchell's Chapel Church, Mountain Grove UMC, Mountain View Baptist Church, Peace Haven Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, South Oak Ridge Baptist Church, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Yadkinville United Methodist Church

2024 Businesses/volunteers who provided gift baskets:

Chick-fil-A Mount Airy, Cynthia Cheek with Farm Bureau Insurance Agency, Family of Dr. Wayne Matthews, Forbush Friends Meeting, Ireland Insurance Agency, LifeStore Insurance Agency, Live Like Norah Foundation, Marlana Riley, Realtor, Sanders Ridge Vineyard and Winery, Shallow Ford Foundation, UNIFI, Yadkin Civic Club, Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce, Yadkin County Schools, Yadkin Nursing Care Center, Yadkin County Rotary, Yadkin YMCA

2024 Planning Committee: