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The Dollars for Diane Benefit Concert was held on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Ole Tyme Charley’s in Plains, Pa. There was entertainment provided by a wide range of artists as well as door prizes and chance prizes for attendees. A great time was had by all.

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Chuck Sweptson of S&J Sound provided sound for the event and entertainment was provided from six of PA’s finest musical acts with diverse styles from rock and pop to folk and Americana. Doors opened at 5:00pm, with entertainment beginning at 6:00 and running until around midnight. The cover charge was only $5.00 and the event was for ages 21+.


6:00 Animal Society Harrisburg, Pa
7:00 Rhyne McCormick New Cumberland, Pa
8:00 Pan.a.ce.a Wilkes-Barre, Pa
9:00 Scott Erickson Danville, Pa
10:00 The Traveling Wilkes-Barrians Wilkes-Barre, Pa
11:00 Gone Crazy Wilkes-Barre, Pa

Diane Kovaleski, a Wilkes-Barre resident, suffered a severe brain injury during surgery to remove a tumor from her optic nerve in 2007. This has left her unable to walk, talk, or care for neither herself or her young daughter, Zayda.

Family and friends have rallied for Diane’s cause in the past, and these events have helped finance Diane’s medical care. This time the proceeds benefited Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania and a scholarship fund for Zayda.

As of February 10, 2010, about $1800.00 has been donated to these causes.