‘Make Christmas Happen’ to benefit Eckert, Roberts and Warmouth families

A benefit called ‘Make Christmas Happen’ will benefit James Eckert, left, and his aunt Ilalou Warmouth. -

DALLAS TWP. – Sunday School teachers and friends of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dallas, will hold “Make Christmas Happen” on Nov. 12 to help the Eckert, Roberts and Warmouth families who lost everything in a July 4 fire.

The benefit will start at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 at Canteen 900, 900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort. The fundraiser will feature raffles and music by Just Us. Tickets are $25 per person.

To purchase tickets, call 570-718-8291 or send a check to Make Christmas Happen, 20 Goodleigh Road, Dallas, PA 18612. Make checks payable to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and put “Make Christmas Happen” in the memo. Payment must be received by Nov. 6.

The event will raise funds to ensure the Eckert, Roberts and Warmouth families can have the merriest of Christmases.

Ilalou Warmouth has touched many lives in Dallas as she has been a teacher at Little People Day Care School for almost 30 years. She is also a Sunday School teacher at St. Paul’s. Her nephew, James Eckert, is a student at Dallas Elementary, a Cub Scout in Troop 241, an art student at The Art Niche in Kingston and a Back Mountain Little League baseball player.

In addition to family members losing their home and possessions, Ilalou suffered burns and smoke inhalation that required her to be in the hospital for an extended period of time. She is currently unable to work while she undergoes physical therapy to regain her strength.

She and the Eckert and Roberts families have found new homes but are missing many of the comforts of home which they lost in the fire.

A benefit called ‘Make Christmas Happen’ will benefit James Eckert, left, and his aunt Ilalou Warmouth.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_Ilalou-Warmouth-and-James-Eckert.jpgA benefit called ‘Make Christmas Happen’ will benefit James Eckert, left, and his aunt Ilalou Warmouth.