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FUNDRAISER | Anderson Animal Shelter Hosts Live-Streaming Concert at “Backyard Bash”


SOUTH ELGIN–Wrapping up their annual Walk4Animals on Saturday, October 10th, Anderson Animal Shelter is celebrating with a Backyard Bash. The event features live-streaming musical performances from area entertainers as well as food & drink packages for pre-order to be enjoyed the afternoon of the concert and drawings for two top-notch prize packages.

“We want this to be an event that really lets us celebrate the unique and wonderful human-animal bond together,” said Susan Lyons, the organization’s Director of Development. “We are so grateful for all of the people who make up the extended Anderson family. We just really wanted to say ‘Thank you’ to everyone and have a fun afternoon together - separately - to celebrate all we’ve accomplished.”

The event kicks off at 1:00 pm on Anderson’s website and Facebook page, providing 90 minutes of entertainment. The featured bands include INFINITY, “Classic to Current: The Ultimate Rock Experience” with their amazing catalog of cover songs that will be sure to have you singing along; The Rocco Loffredi Experience (pictured above) - a toe-tapping, danceable blend of country and rock; and Stu and the Nods with their guitar-driven, rocking renditions of rock ‘n’ roll classics. The music will be streamed from the historic Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, allowing a first peek at some of the improvements made there in recent months by owner, Ron Onesti, who donated the space for the event and will be acting as emcee.

Also featured will be animals from Anderson’s shelter. You can get a look at some of the pets currently available for adoption and hear the “Happy Tails” of some who have already found their forever homes.

To accompany the variety of entertainment, the shelter has worked with local establishments Stockholm’s, DRM European Cafe and Pal Joey’s to put together food packages for pre-order so attendees can sit back, relax, and enjoy a meal with friends and family during the show. There are also drink packages available for pre-order covering everything from beer to bourbon to “Kitty Cocktails”.

Two prize packages will be available to win, the “Backyard Bash” package which includes a Weber Genesis II S450 grill, an outdoor fountain, heavy-duty grilling utensils, a $50 Oberweis gift card, a $500 meijer gift card and much more and the “Ultimate Doggie Bag” package, featuring a year’s supply of pet food from Solid Gold, a pet photo session with Laura Gampfer, a luxurious pet bed and a variety of treats, toys, and home decor. Entry tickets will be available with a donation of $20 for one and $100 for six entries.

To learn more about Anderson’s Backyard Bash, visit their website at and click on “Find out more!”

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