East River Electric’s 54th Annual Mountain Oyster Feed a Success

East River Electric’s 54th Annual Mountain Oyster Feed a Success

East River Electric’s 54th annual Mountain Oyster Feed was a success, raising $24,500 for LifeScape, an organization which promotes independence for over 2,500 children and adults with disabilities throughout South Dakota. The event was held at Nicky’s Restaurant in Madison on April 4 and was attended by 470 people.

East River’s Annual Mountain Oyster Feed has helped provide for the very best in medical care, therapy, education and other services for the children at LifeScape. Several local children and people from around the region are served by LifeScape.

“The charity event was very successful and a direct tribute to our employees fulfilling our Touchstone Energy Cooperatives principle of Commitment to Community,” said East River General Manager Tom Boyko. “I want to thank our employee committee who really stepped up and organized the event. Thanks also to everyone who helped prepare, serve, clean-up and attended the event.”

The East River Employees Committee donated $1,000, a total matched by East River Electric at $1,000. CoBank also contributed $2,000 to the event this year. In the 54 years since the East River fundraiser began, $250,000 has been raised to help LifeScape provide services to children and adults in rural South Dakota.

Employees Committee Donates $10,000 To Valiant Living

Employees Committee Donates $10,000 To Valiant Living

Leveraging a matching grant opportunity provided by CoBank, East River’s Employees Committee recently donated $10,000 to Valiant Living, a local non-profit organization in Madison that serves people with disabilities. The Employees Committee, which raises money throughout the year from employees for charitable giving, donated $5,000 and CoBank matched that amount. The donation will be used by Valiant Living to purchase much needed equipment. We want to thank our friends at CoBank for their matching donation that will make a real impact in the Madison community.

In the photo: Jeff Nelson (back, left), Jacob Slaathaug, Andrew Hora, Joe Henderson and Elliott Shoup-Owens; (front, left) Megan Rummel, Cathy Olinger, Connie Daniel, Amber Coomes, Jim Rook, Jessica Haak and Bob Sahr.

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