Raising awareness of missing persons in Northeast Pennsylvania and raising money for a missing persons monument was the goal of a special fundraiser in Luzerne County Sunday night.
The family of 22 year old Phylica Thomas of Lake Township organized a benefit dinner at the Music Box Theatre in Swoyersville.
Thomas went missing 11 years ago from her home in the Sweet Valley area.
Her mother says the families of all missing persons feel the same loss, a void in their life.
They want to establish some kind of memorial for Thomas and other missing persons in Northeastern Pennsylvania.