Pickin' and Grinnin' at the Mound Strums Up Good Vibes
Four bluegrass-centric bands play at Mound Grove Golf Course to support local organizations
Friday, Oct. 25
When legendary musician Sam Edelston showed Jean Criscione how to play "Jumpin' Jack Flash" on the mountain dulcimer, she told him about her job helping families at Gaudenzia. His response was to drive to Erie and do a workshop for the clients and their families. He's back again to headline a fundraiser for Gaudenzia's substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and mental illness recovery programs. Criscione's favorite charity, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, will share in the proceeds, using the money to inspire hope in children with critical illnesses.
Mound Grove donated their banquet facilities for the party which features four bluegrass-centric bands: The Lake Erie Banjo Club, Misery Bay Mountain Dulcimers, Edelson, and the Mountain Thyme Ramblers. Musician and comic Aaron Forsyth will be the evening's emcee. The kiddos will even have an opportunity to make their own instrument to play along with the twangy fun.
Your $15 admission ticket gets you drinks and food, including Greek dogs and mac n' cheese from Federal Hill Smokehouse, as well as the best pie you may ever have from Meeder's restaurant. They also donated 15 pies for the Chinese auction, which includes $3000 in other donated items. — Bryan Toy
4 p.m. to 9 p.m. // Mound Grove Golf Course, 10760 Donation Rd, Waterford, PA 16441 // Admission $10 per person, $15 with food (all proceeds benefit Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. and the Make-A-Wish Foundation) // moundgrove.com