Dover Town History (Short) Ozark Memories Day honors Tending the Floral Displays at the town square Chamber Clean-up Day 2014
Dover Town History (Short)
Ozark Memories Day honors
Tending the Floral Displays at the town square
Chamber Clean-up Day 2014
News as of January 23, 2015:
“Tinsel Town Christmas” Sponsored by Dover Area Chamber of Commerce
The Dover Area Chamber of Commerce, with assistance from the City of Dover and the Dover School District, sponsored “Tinsel Town Christmas” this year at the Dover City Hall. The event was held on December 13 at 7 PM. This year’s theme was “Old Time Christmas.” A number of school and civic organizations participated. There were prizes given for the best decorated trees. The high school choir sang three selections. There was free hot chocolate provided by the Dover Supermarket. This kind of event helps draw communities like Dover together.
Trees were cut from the local area, and all decorations were made by the group. Since the display was to be outside City Hall, only decorations that would withstand the weather conditions could be used. Groups were assigned a place for their trees. Trees were brought to City Hall by 2 PM on December 13, and groups had until 5 PM to complete their decorations. Trees were judged and ribbons were awarded to the three best trees. There were about eight entries.
Dover Mayor Pat Johnson turned on the tree lights at 7 PM. Santa Claus visited with the children. The Dover Area Chamber of Commerce provided candy for all children attending the event, and the Dover Supermarket provided hot chocolate. The Dover High School Choir performed three Christmas selections. It is estimated that about a hundred people attended.
It is our mission at the Dover Area Chamber of Commerce to promote the personal and business quality of life of citizens in the greater Dover area. We think Dover is a great place to live and work. We'd like to tell our story to the whole world. Click here to see the 2014 President's Report on the chamber's activities.
Dover, Arkansas, is seven miles north of Russellville, Arkansas, on Highway 7. The Dover Area Chamber of Commerce meets at City Hall at 7: 00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month except for January and July. If you decide to relocate in our area, we cordially invite you to join the Chamber and participate in our community activities. The Chamber sponsors Ozark Memories Day which is held annually on the last Saturday in September. This festival features a parade, food, music, crafts, demonstrations, plus games and activities for children and adults. The Chamber has an annual banquet in January to honor outstanding individuals including Citizen of the year and Chamber member of the Year. The Chamber has an annual clean-up day in April where we clean up the right-of-ways. We have a well-manicured, beautiful floral display on the Square as you drive through Dover. The Chamber sponsors several academic scholarships for outstanding Dover students and we have an academic challenge banquet each year to honor our outstanding students.
The population of Dover is 1,404 according to the 2010 census. Dover schools are Kindergarten through Senior High. There are many church denominations and civic clubs in the area including Lions and 4-H. Dover has city and rural fire departments. Businesses in the Dover area include convenience stores with fuel, a supermarket complete with deli, bakery and coffee shop, a medical clinic, dentist, drug store, flea markets, feed and hardware store, car wash, laundromat, barber and beauty shops, video rental, tanning booths, fitness gym, a weekly newspaper, bank, several dining choices, auto sales, auto salvage, auto body and repair shops, storage units, and a Dollar general outlet.
Recreation opportunities abound with canoeing and swimming on Big Piney Creek, fishing and skiing at nearby Lake Dardanelle, and a trail system at Moccasin Gap Horse Trail that is open not only to horses, but also hikers, bicycles, motorcycles,and ATVs. Hunting and camping are popular activities in the Ozark National Forest just north of Dover. There are a number of waterfalls in Pope County and surrounding Counties such as Petit Jean Falls in Conway County, Little Missouri FAlls near Salem, Haw Creek Falls near Pelsor north of Dover, Eden Falls on Arkansas 43, and Falling Water Falls near Ben Hur.
The mayor of Dover is Pat Johnson and he can be reached at (479) 331-4225. City Hall is located at 9686 Market Street. The Dover Branch Library is located at 80 Library Road. The Post Office is at 10115 W. Camp Street. The City of Dover website is www.doverar.com .
The Dover Area Chamber of Commerce is now recognized by the Arkansas Better Business Bureau. The Better Business Bureau's mission is "To be the leader in advancing Marketplace trust."
More on this year's Ozark Memories Day. As mentioned, OMD occurs each year on the last Saturday of September. If you have suggestions or questions about this year's Ozark Memories Day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . No prizes for the car show will be given this year, but we will have a car show. We will have a Dutch oven cooking contest, desserts only, please. The theme for this year's OMD will be "Connecting the Generations." As of September 10, 2014, we have added some more information about Ozark Memories Day and who to contact in order to become part of any of those events.
Also new is a brief history and status report of our school district. We are enormously proud of our schools.
For more information about the Dover Area Chamber of Commerce, please contact Chamber President Lisa Smith . Other officers include Randy LaMar as 1st Vice President, Richard Harmon as 2nd Vice President, Secretary Bradley Nelson, and Treasurer Eunice LaMar. See also our Dover Area Chamber of Commerce Board members. Chamber meetings are at 7: 00 PM on the first Thursday night of the month at the City Hall. For an application form to become a member, click here to download the form in Microsoft Word, complete the very basic information asked for on the one-page form, and either snail-mail it to Dover Area Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 731, Dover Arkansas 72837, or submit the completed application by email to the Dover Chamber at email@example.com .
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