Thanks for stopping by the website of the

Anderson Betterment Club

of Anderson, MO, USA.


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Get ready to get your scare on! 

The Anderson Betterment Club is teaming up with the McDonald County Crawl/Walk/Run Group to bring you the first every Monster Dash 5k! It’s Friday night, October 24th. Registration starts at 6pm with the race starting at 8. We’ll have a best costume contest for runners & walkers. And remember, while you’re on the course, watch out for MONSTERS!!!

It’s bound to be a lot of fun, and all the money raised goes to the McDonald County Angel Tree Project to help needy families at Christmas time!

So get your running shoes and costumes on and help us have some fun at the Monster Dash 5k! First 100 get a free tshirt & goody bag!

To register online, click here.

For a paper application, click here and print it off. Mail it to us or drop it by Community Bank and Trust or Farmers Insurance in Anderson.

The Monster Dash 5k Run! Making Anderson a SPOOKY place to live, work & play!!!

The next general meeting of the Anderson Betterment Club is scheduled for Thursday, November 13th at noon at Anderson City Hall. We’ll be discussing some upcoming events as well as some new programs that will give our members some much deserved recognition. Hope to see you there!



  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!




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The Anderson Betterment Club wants to thank everyone who came out to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the “Pit Stop” convenience store with new owners Pam & Gene Holloway. The store is located just north of Anderson on Business 71 Highway. They are planning a special open house this Friday, September 26th from 4 – 7pm with give aways and more! Go check it out. And thanks to the Holloways for helping to make Anderson a better place to live, work & play!


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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