Anderson Animal Shelter to host a Backyard Bash Oct. 10

  • Batavia's own country artist Rocco Loffredi will be one of the performers at Anderson Animal Shelter's Backyard Bash, a free online concert, on Saturday, Oct. 10.

    Batavia's own country artist Rocco Loffredi will be one of the performers at Anderson Animal Shelter's Backyard Bash, a free online concert, on Saturday, Oct. 10. Courtesy of Anderson Animal Shelter

Submitted by Anderson Animal Shelter
Posted10/2/2020 12:22 PM

Since we can't gather this year for the Walk4Animals to celebrate the final "leg" of the fundraising event, Anderson Animal Shelter has put together a livestreaming event to allow supporters to get together virtually and have some fun!

On Saturday, Oct. 10, enjoy Anderson's Backyard Bash, a free concert, from the safety and comfort of your own backyard. Performers include Infinity, performing classic rock; Batavia's Rocco Loffredi performing current and classic country hits; and Stu & The Nods offering a guitar-driven, bass rattling, drum thumping mix of classic to modern rock and blues.


With the help of four local restaurants and SavWay Fine Wines & Spirits, special meal and drink options have been curated just for Anderson friends and family to enjoy while watching the free online concert event.

Preorder your meals by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. Boxes will be available for pickup on Oct. 10 before the event. The participating restaurants are Stockholm's Restaurant and Brewpub in Geneva, DRM European Cafe and Deli in St. Charles, Pal Joey's in Batavia, and Jersey Mikes.

To order food and drinks online and find out more, visit

From 1 to 2:30 p.m., three bands will be performing from St. Charles' very own historic Arcada Theatre. You can watch the show via or

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Purchase your tickets for two raffle drawings, which will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Raffle offerings include:

• "Grill of Your Dreams" with a Weber Genesis II S450 Grill, with delivery, assembly, and propane; Weber grill cover; Grill Art Heavy Duty Utensil set; Top Shelf BBQ sauces; Zuma cooler backpack; Oniva outdoor blanket tote; a $400 outdoor fountain, donated by Heinz Brothers Nursery; $40 gift card to Oberweis; and $500 gift card to Meijer. Raffle tickets are $20, six for $100 Total value $2,500.

• "Ultimate Doggie Bag" with a pet portrait photography session with pet photographer Laura Gampfer, which includes a 30-minute outdoor photo session for one or two dogs; a pre-shoot consultation; custom mobile app and digital gallery of your images; $150 print credit for professional prints and products, with a total $300 value; a pet bed, fur blanket, Mud Pie Ceramic Dog Bowl Set and Mat donated by Wet Nose; a handmade leather dog leash and Leopard Print Poop Bag Carrier donated by Around the Collar; and one year of food from Solid Gold (your choice of recipe), valued at $800; and $7 gift card and goody basket from Two Bostons; Delectable Bone Broth from Bruce & Willies Natural Pet Source; and a curated collection of goodies from Spotted Paw, including a free bag of dog food, variety of treats, natural food samples, specialized water and a gift card. The pet photo session must take place prior to Nov. 1, 2021, is nontransferable and has no cash value. Digital images and additional prints and products are available for purchase. The total value of the "Ultimate Doggie Bag" is $1,600.

There is still time to join Anderson's Walk4Animals through Oct. 10.

Follow the preplanned walking routes or choose your own! Visit and click on "Fun Stuff," to see new walk route suggestions in the Fox Valley or choose a route wherever you like.

The registration fee, including the Walk4Animals face mask and finisher medal, is $15 or $45 for "VIPL (Very Important Pet Lover)," which includes the Walk4Animals T-shirt. Family registration fee is $100 for four. So far they have raised $50,196 of its $150,000 goal.


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