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Sharkbitten : Help Parkersburg – Fat Andy

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Last year, an even stronger storm forever altered the lives of those in Parkersburg, Iowa. More than seventy people were injured and eight died. They’re rebuilding homes, business and schools but more importantly spirits. Their indomitable desire to overcome is evident in an email I received from Iowa-native Jim Stockberger of Fat Andy.

For Memorial Day 1982 my parents decided to take my sister and I to visit my grandfather in Indiana. In those days, the Indy 500 wasn’t shown live so we all gathered around the television at night to watch the rebroadcast. While watching that year’s race the little weather strip came across the bottom of the screen. We watched in disbelief as we saw that our hometown in Illinois had been devastated by a tornado. Frantically we called neighbors and friends to ensure their safety and to find out if our home …

May 27th, 2009

Fat Andy Helps to Raise Money for Parkersburg, IA

After reading through dozens of websites dedicated to the Parkersburg tornado, Authentic Records’s artist Fat Andy decided to do their part to help out the small, Iowa town. Parkersburg is a track written and recorded to help raise money for the Community Memorial Site for the Tornado Victims of Parkersburg. If you would like to donate please go to Authentic Records online and purchase the track at whatever price you wish. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

“At 4:59pm, May 25, 2008, a category EF5 tornado tore through the town of Parkersburg, IA destroying hundreds of homes, many businesses, and taking 8 lives including 2 from local New Hartford, IA. It was a miracle that more lives were not lost that day. Since then, the rebuilding of the town has been incredible with help from all over the nation. Memorial Day Weekend 2009 is our Renewal with Remembrance Weekend to not only …

May 25th, 2009

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Ask any of the five members of Fat Andy where the band’s name comes from and you will likely get five different stories. “We choose to let it live in legend,” lead singer Will Petersen says mysteriously.

December 2nd, 2006