Duck Dynasty Star Coming to Central IL to Support Desi Anderson

Jep Robertson, star of the famous TV show Duck Dynasty, will be coming to McLean County to support State Senate candidate Desi Anderson at her family's venue


Reality TV personality Jep Roberston will come to Central IL this month, headlining the American Dream Outdoor Family Fun Fest, hosted by friends of IL State Senate candidate Desi Anderson. The event will take place August 21st at the Anderson's property, The Hesed House Venue in Heyworth, IL, and will include outdoor fun and food.

The free, family event is intended to celebrate and capture the spirit of the American Dream, a common experience shared by Anderson and Robertson. Jep is known as the youngest Robertson brother from the TV series Duck Dynasty and current series Duck Family Treasure. The two met through a mutual desire to give back to an organization that has been influential in their lives, All God's Children International (AGCI), where Desi was adopted from as a child. Jep and Desi recently helped celebrate the organization's 30+ years of working to give over 3,800 children a better future through adoption placement and has reached thousands of families and 23 countries.

“I’m grateful to AGCI for giving me the opportunity to follow my dreams, which include things like hosting this event with Jep Robertson and running for the IL46 Senate seat. Jep and I enjoy giving back, and it is my honor to be a candidate to serve the people of central Illinois,” says Desi.  

“I’m excited to see the work of AGCI come alive in Desi's life as she is running for State Senate. This is the legacy of AGCI that reflects tremendous work over many years. Desi's journey embodies the mission of AGCI in providing a lifetime of opportunities for kids that would be overlooked. I'm looking forward to joining her in central Illinois."  

For more information on the upcoming American Dream Outdoor Family Fun Fest where you can see Jep Robertson, Desi Anderson, and other central Illinois leaders, visit