Dover Christmas Activities Announced 

The City of Dover and Dover Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that a Christmas Parade will kick-off the Christmas Season activities.  The Parade will begin at 6:00 PM on Saturday, December 7th.The Parade will assemble by the Dover High School Cafeteria and end at the Dover City Hall with the lighting of the city Christmas tree. Parade line-up will be 5:30 PM.  

There is no charge for floats, commercial entries, individuals, groups, or bands but all participants must complete and submit an entry form no later than Wednesday, December 4th. First place award will be $100, second place award will be $75 and third place will receive $50. Forms can be turned in at the Dover City Hall, or emailed to doverchambersecretary@gmail.com or mailed to Dover Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 731 Dover, AR 72837. Mailed forms must arrive by the December 4th deadline to qualify.  Parade entry forms are available at Dover City Hall and at www.doverchamber.net

 The public is encouraged to view the Parade all along the route, and then gather at the Mayor’s office for the lighting of the Christmas tree, Christmas Caroling and to visit with Santa Clause. Hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes will be served.

Morgan Beck will be available to take family photos by the Christmas tree.

The cost is $5.00. Money will be collected at the time pictures are taken. Pictures will be posted to Morgan’s Facebook Page “Beck Photography” 

A photo-op by the tree will be available throughout the Christmas season for families to enjoy at their convenience. 

    The Chamber of Commerce is also holding a Christmas Decorating Contest, which is open to any business or resident within the city limits.  Contestants are encouraged to decorate in early December to add to the Christmas festivities.  There is no cost for entry but an entry form is required for all participants. These forms are available at the Dover City Hall, Harps, McB’s, Harps, Rose Drug and at www.doverchamber.net.

Judging will be on December 20th with winners announced on December 21st.  There will only be one category. First place award will be $100, second place award will be $75, with third place receiving $50.  Each winner will receive a yard sign.  “We are anticipating several entries and encourage area residents to enjoy this added Christmas display”, said a representative of the Dover Chamber.

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Facts About Our Town


Dover, Arkansas, is a town of about 1,500 people who are deeply steeped in their Ozark History. Dover has strong schools and strong churches. It is rooted in basic America values of honest work and honest pay. Dover census data showed a population of 1340 in 2003. The 2000 Census shows 1329 persons living within the city limits in 329 households. The average household size is 2.5 persons, different from the family structure of large families that would have typifiied familes of 1900. The people of the Dover area have roots in Germany, Holland, Pland, Ireland, Switzerland, Ukraine, native America, and England. 


Board Members and Terms

Rusty Dorn                       2019

Josh Daniels                     2019

 Bradley Nelson              2019

Dr. Nathan Henderson   2019

 Eunice LaMar                 2019

 Marion Helton              2020

      Pat McAlister            2020

 Pat Bocksnick                2020

Regina Kilgore                2020

Sandra Drittler               2020

 Richard Harmon           2021

    Lisa Smith                   2021

 Sherry Simpson              2021  

 Pat Johnson                    2021 

 Joyce Helton                    2021  


2019 Chamber Officers

           President                      Lisa  Smith      

                  1st Vice President               Dr. Nathan Henderson

      2nd Vice Peesident          Richard Harm

       Secretary                             Bradley Nelson  

                       Treasurer                           Regina Kilgore                  

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The Dover Area Chamber of Commerce meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Dover City Hall  8904 Market Street Dover,Arkansas

Dover Area Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 731, Dover, AR 72837, US

(479) 331-3270

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