AUGUSTA – The Maine Academy of Country Music will put on a benefit country music event from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at American Legion Post 205. The fundraiser is for Dusty Michaud, aka “Dusty Neal,” a longtime country music entertainer who was involved in a motorcycle accident October 2008, which resulted in long stays in Portland and Waterville hospitals.

Donations may be made at the door or mailed to Dusty Neil Benefit, MACM Secretary, 4 Kelly St., Fairfield, Maine 04937. Proceeds will help defray costs not covered by insurances.

Among those scheduled to perform are Bob Elston, Chris Fyfe, David Blanchard, Brenda Millett, Doug Matthews, Fred Couverette, Slim Andrews, Dan Corbett, Lil’ Butch Howard, Eddie Beaudoin, Vickie Michaud, Ryan Michaud, and The Higgins Family: Pard, Lisa and Katie.

The Legion post is on Route 17. For more information, call Howard at 622-4583.

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