The Laddonia Community Betterment recently held a successful coat and food drive to assist the St. John’s Food Pantry. The Laddonia Community Betterment would like to thank everyone who donated. They’re excited about how many families they were able to help out in the community. Shown, from left: Martin Fennewald, Amanda Grawe, Leanne Robison, President of Laddonia Community Betterment, Mary Francis Hoyt (representing the St. John’s Food Pantry), Charlene Miller, Lawrence Hoyt (representing the St. John’s Food Pantry) and Jerry Johnson. Laddonia Community Betterment meets on the first Monday in January, March, May, September and November at 7 p.m. at the Ed French Memorial Library. All residents of Laddonia and those outside of Laddonia with a 63352 zip code are welcome to join. New members are always needed and visitors are welcome. The next meeting will be January 5, 2015.