Community celebrates 'Diamond in the Rough'

Sunday, October 17, 2010
Dr. David Crowe, President of The Tailor Institute, speaks before dinner during the 2nd annual The Tailor Institute "Diamond in the Rough" dinner held in the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus atrium in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The dinner benefited The Tailor Institute, which provides high-functioning autistic people with tools that help them live and work as independently as possible. (CHRIS MACKLER)

Tailor Institute held its "Diamond in the Rough" dinner in the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus atrium Oct. 9. The dinner raises money for The Tailor Institute, which provides work training and tools to help high-functioning autistic people to live and work as independently as possible.

Dr. David Crowe, president of The Tailor Institute, spoke before the dinner, and the Jerry Ford Orchestra performed during the celebration. The table themes were "literal interpretations of figures of speech," according to Elaine Beussink, Clinical Director at TTI.

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