Time for a party: Fat Old Guys to play for fundraiser

KINGMAN ­ Fat Old Guys are rocking the Powerhouse Saturday night for a special Halloween party to raise money for the Cornerstone Mission.

The band, F.O.G., was formerly known as White Liez and has played around the area since 1990. Family members of the band took the idea of making a party into a fundraiser and organized a donation effort that has gained support from area businesses.

"We talked about having a Halloween party and thought 'why not make it a fundraiser,'" said F.O.G. drummer Fernando Galvin.

"We were thinking about giving half of the money to the Cornerstone Mission and half to Katrina aid, but we figured we'd try to keep it local and help out the Cornerstone," he said.

"You never know how close to home that (drug and alcohol abuse) can hit."

All proceeds from the fundraiser go to the Cornerstone Mission homeless shelter.

Cornerstone Mission Executive Director Kelly Fallis said he welcomed the initiative because he desperately needs the money.

Fallis is trying to raise money to build a local drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.

The party begins at 5 p.m. at the Powerhouse Visitors Center at 120 W. Andy Devine Avenue.

F.O.G. performs a blend of current rock and classic rock.

Also appearing is a local outfit called The Furnace.

"They got an awesome band; it's all original music," Galvin said.

"All this wouldn't be possible without Mary Lou Galvin, Katrina Steed and Christian Budka," he added.

"They did all the groundwork."

Family and friends of the band have collected donations from more than 20 businesses.

"People have donated so much, it's been great," said Mary Lou Galvin.

Area businesses donated prizes for a raffle being held throughout the event, the top prize being a two-night, three-day stay at the Avi Resort in Laughlin.

A $100 cash prize will be given for most original costume and gift certificates for funniest costume and for scariest, Mary Lou Galvin said.

There will also be a haunted house and Halloween games. Admission is $5 for ages 6 to 21, $10 for 21 and older, free for five and under. Raffle tickets are included in the price of admission.