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Thanks for joining us at the Chickin Pickin’!

chicken_skeleton_clip_art_6323Thanks to all our friends who joined us April 2 for Yates Mill Associates’ fifth annual Chickin Pickin’. Our annual barbecue helps YMA raise funds for mill maintenance and repairs. This year, the proceeds will go in the bank as we save for replacement of Yates Mill’s most important piece of equipment: the waterwheel. We appreciate all of you who came out for the feast, including our musicians, volunteers, park staff and pitmaster Jim Kellenberger.

Keep an eye on your mail and this website for information about our 2016 annual meeting for YMA’s members, to be held Wednesday, May 4, at Historic Yates Mill County Park.

We’re grateful for all of you who make gifts, take mill tours, buy cornmeal and merchandise, and attend events to support Yates Mill Associates. Your generosity makes it possible for us to keep Yates Mill open and operating. You can donate securely right here on our website or download information about how to mail a check to us.

We can’t do it without you — thank you!



Yates Mill is a fully restored, circa-1756 gristmill located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is the centerpiece of Historic Yates Mill County Park, located in central Wake County. The mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only restored, operational automatic mill in North Carolina and one of just a few in the country.

Yates Mill Associates Inc. is the guardian of this unique cultural and historic site. YMA was formed in 1989 to restore, preserve and operate the mill, and we are solely responsible for funding its upkeep and repair. Yates Mill Associates developed partnerships with Wake County and North Carolina State University, the mill owner and guardian, to develop a park around this significant relic. Today, this community resource also includes the A. E. Finley Center for Education and Research, and a 174-acre nature preserve.

Become a member today.

Yates Mill Associates
P.O. Box 10512
Raleigh NC 27605-0512

info@yatesmill.org