Thanks for stopping by the website of the

Anderson Betterment Club

of Anderson, MO, USA.

Ever want to take a peek into the future?

Well, here’s your chance!

The Drury Architectural Team is back in town on October 6th and will be showing the first five conceptual drawings of what Anderson could look like in the next 20-25 years!

This will be your opportunity to take a look at what the type of community we could be a part of in the future. It’s also a time to give the team feedback on some of their ideas and plans. What we like, what we don’t like, what else we’d like to see.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 6th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the New Mac Community Room.

This should be an exciting meeting and one where your input is welcomed and appreciated! This meeting is open to everyone, so bring a friend! The more ideas we have about making Anderson a better place to live, work & play, the better!

Hope to see you there!

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It’s a great time to be a part of the Anderson Betterment Club!

     If you’re not familiar with us, we’re a group of business owners and residents who are doing things to make Anderson a better place to live, work & play.

      Some of our projects and events are as follows:

  • Playground Project – An effort to buy and install new playground equipment for all city parks.

  • Berry Festival Celebration – An annual arts & crafts street fair on Mother’s Day weekend, including a popular 5k run, that celebrates the history of the strawberry industry in Anderson.

  • Movies in the Park – During the summer months, we show a free movie outside in Town Hole Park.

  • Meet Me Downtown Homecoming Street Fair & Parade – We work with the Booster Club to host a street fair & parade in the fall around football homecoming.

  • Monster Dash 5k Run – A 5k run & walk complete with a route infested with “monsters”! A fundraiser for a local charity.

  • Winterfest Celebrations – Anderson’s annual Holiday celebrations including a 5k run, a parade & street fair. Around the week of Thanksgiving

  • Economic Development Planning Working with the city to come up with ways to spur growth for new and exisiting businesses in Anderson.

          We invite you to join us in our efforts in building a better community.

     For just $40 a year, you get a chance to be a part of this thriving club. Your business will also be listed on our website so that people can find you on the web and in town. 

      To download & print and application, please click HERE or on the “Join Us!” tab at the top of this page.   

     If you have more questions, feel free to call Ken Schutten at 417 214 3455 or Crystal Sherman at 417 845 3395.

      The Anderson Betterment Club. Making Anderson a better place to live, work & play!

COMMUNITY VISIONING PROJECT vision just ahead  The Anderson Betterment Club has some great news!

The Anderson Visioning Project is underway! We had our first public meeting with the team from Drury University on Tuesday, September 15th. A handful of us turned out to talk about goals, objectives & methods to move Anderson into a place we all want to live! Some of the debate was lively! Everyone had a great time and lots of good ideas were shared!

The Drury team returns on Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30 pm at the New Mac Building in Anderson. At that time, they’ll be bringing 5 different concepts of what Anderson could become in the next 20-25 years! It’s an exciting time, and we hope you’ll join us on this journey.

In case you’re wondering, the Anderson Visioning Project is where a team of architectural students from the Center for Community Studies at Drury University visits our community and then draws up a “vision” for the future of Anderson with artist renderings, books and a plan with a 15-20 year time line. Quite a few other communities in our area have participated in this program, including Carl Junction, Webb City, Lamar, Monett, Carthage and Joplin.

If you would like to be a part of this process, please let us know by emailing us at info@andersonbetterment.org. Or you can call Ken Schutten at 417 845 6939 for more information.

For more information about the visioning project program through the Center for Community Studies at Drury University, you can check out its website at http://www.drury.edu/architecture/centerfor-community-studies/ .

New and exciting things are developing with our efforts to rejuvenate the parks in the city of Anderson.swingset picture
We have decided to go ahead and purchase a new 4 bay swingset to replace the existing swingset in City hall Park! This will be the first major step toward getting our Playground Project completed! Look for this to happen before summertime!
Just to refresh your memories about the project, we plan to install new swing sets and play structures in the City Hall Park as well as build a pavilion of some sorts for picnics and install benches and picnic tables in that park. We plan to take the big slide and the merry-go-round and move them to the park on 2nd Street during this process. We will also be installing some sort of new play structure in the 2nd Street park.
Long range goals are to have new park equipment at the ball fields and also at Town Hole Park. We currently have $6,600 from donations and fundraisers for the park project. Our short term fund raising goal just to get City Hall Park completed is $50,000.playground image
We got the okay from city leaders to install a fund raising “thermometer” sign in City Hall Park so that residents can see how the efforts are progressing. Keep an eye out for it in the near future.
We are also working on artist renderings of what the finished project will look like so that people can get a visual image of the park project. Look for that to appear sometime in the next month or so.



Looking for more information about the City of Anderson?

Check out the City’s official website at www.andersonmo.us.

From your city council member’s phone numbers to city code information. It’s all there. Even some neat history about Anderson.



For more information, please email us at info@andersonbetterment.org.



What is the Anderson Betterment Club????

The Anderson Betterment Club was founded in 2010 as a non-profit organization dedicated to improving and promoting the Anderson community. Its membership is open to any citizen of Anderson and the surrounding area. Meetings are usually on the second Thursday of the month in the Anderson City Hall Train Depot at noon. Yearly dues are $40 per business or $25 per individual. Check out our “Join Us” link a the top of the page for more info.

For other events, please visit our Calendar page.


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