East River welcomes the public to attend the 56th annual Mountain Oyster Feed at Nicky’s in Madison on Thursday, March 12 with serving beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will once again benefit LifeScape, formerly Children’s Care Hospital and School and SD Achieve, whose mission it is to empower children and adults with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives. With more than $275,000 contributed to LifeScape over the years, 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.

“Support from the East River Electric Oyster Feed makes a significant difference in the lives of children and adults with complex care needs. The money raised through this event helps Madison-area children and families supported by LifeScape. Funds raised through this outpouring of community support helps provide therapy and education equipment and supplies, staff training, job coaching for individuals supported, and camp scholarships among other supports,” said Jessica Wells, LifeScape Foundation president. “We look forward to this event each year and are grateful the Madison community and East River Electric employees continue to support empowering people to live their best life!”

The event’s menu will include mountain oysters, pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw and dessert. There will be a raffle, door prizes, silent auction and 50-50 tickets.

“Every year the East River Employees’ Committee seeks out donations of any kind and every year the community steps up in supporting our cause and making this event a success,” said Sam Anderson, East River Employees’ Committee chairperson. “East River takes pride in our community and is committed to benefiting non-profits in our area such as LifeScape.”