The Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering (MLAG) sponsors yearly cruises to raise funds for its annual event in Pennsylvania. The cruise arrangements are made by Shirley Averitt ( and proceeds go toward the 501(c) musical organization. She got involved because Gregg is the MLAG Grand Poo-Bah. HIs Poo-Bah honors are to host the Autoharp Toss at the end of each festival or cruise concert. 

Ellen hooked up with them over ten years ago and we’ve travelled with them on a few cruises. There were fifty musicians and MLAG guests on this particular cruise. It’s always nice to see old friends and to make new ones. Music is a joy to listen to, a joy to make and a joy to share. What fun!