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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
President Lisa Smith
1st Vice President Dr. Nathan Henderson
2nd Vice Peesident Richard Harm
Secretary Bradley Nelson
Treasurer Regina Kilgore
Ozark Memories Days Ozark Memories Day is a cultural event held in Dover on the last weekend of September each year. Ozark Memories Day (OMD) is both an expression of the past and of a very modern future. At OMD you can find modern foods but historic recipes, contemporary friendliness and 1800s hobbies, modern bands and choirs, plus songs and dances of yesteryear.
The Dover Area Chamber of Commerce is involved in the community in many ways. Bi-annually they keep roadsides clean while working with the Highway Department by picking up trash. Annually they team up with the City of Dover for the City's Spring Clean-up. At the City Square the flower garden is maintained by the Chamber.
We encourage new businesses locating in the area by having Ribbion Cutting Ceremonies and being there when needed.
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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
P.O. Box 731, Dover, AR 72837, US