There were a great debate between the oralist and the cultural Deaf scheduled to be held on the Gallaudet campus, both speakers have impressive credentials. This event was made possible with a grant from a major corporate sponsor. It was well publicized in advanced, a catering service been contracted out, space set aside for booths, so much enthusiasm among the planning committee as it was projected that the audience would be packed full. Then realities sets in, no one shows up, blame it on on apathy. The vendors didn't participate and the, food had to be donated to the homeless, leaving us in debts. As least the speakers collected their fees and left town.