Dinner Theater Raises money for Autism Center

     It was a night of mystery and mayhem Saturday night in Kennewick.

     The Carson Kolzig Foundation hosted a Dinner Theater at the Country Gentlemen for about 120 guests.

     A team of actors entertained the audience with a web of lies and scandals...  and murder.

     The dinner and silent auction raised over $10,000 for the Responding to Autism Center.

     The Center's Director, Christine Lindgren, says events like this go a long way in helping people live with autism.

"It's an ongoing need.  Autism is a chronic disorder.  It doesn't go away.  The kids we're working with also turn into adults so continued services is important.  The continued support of the community with events like this is amazing."

     The estimated cost of Autism for a family is up to $70,000 a year.

     The Responding to Autism Center serves over 700 families in the Tri-Cities area.