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  • Dover400 to host free Family Fun Day

    DOVER, N.H.—Dover400, a committee of residents organizing Dover’s 400th Anniversary, recently announced it will host a family fun day on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Tendercrop Farm at the Red Barn on Dover Point Road in Dover, New Hampshire.

     

    The free event will run outdoors from 11:00am to 4:00pm and will include a pumpkin carving contest, corn hole competition, corn mazes, food trucks, beer and wine garden, and games. “We are so excited to host our first in-person public event,” said Dover400 Executive Director Jeanette Poulin. “We are looking forward to seeing our friends and neighbors come out to learn more about our birthday plans for 2023 and enjoy a day of wholesome family fun.”

     

    Since early 2021, Dover400 has been delivering monthly historical lecture series, in a virtual setting, with top-notch speakers at no cost to the public. The series offers a chronological capture of Dover’s history which dates back 1623. 

     

    Dover400 has a list of events and activities, like the lecture series, planned leading up to 2023, to underwrite these events, the non-profit has launched several fundraising initiatives: $400 for 400, a campaign seeking $400 from 400 people; The 1623 Society, a special opportunity to recognize direct ties to Dover with a donation of $1,623; and selling branded merchandise and promotional items.

     

    Dover400 will have a limited inventory of souvenirs and clothing available during the Family Fun Day. The sixteen-member group is also seeking volunteers to assist in making the event memorable. Roles include hosting games and managing traffic flow around food trucks to coordination of other volunteers and serving as the liaison to Dover Fire.  “It takes dozens of people to pull off an event of this size,” continued Poulin. “We could use help from the community, even if for only a couple of hours.”

     

    To join other community-minded businesses and citizens, send your tax-deductible donation to: Dover400, 24 Chestnut Street, Dover, NH 03820.  For more information on the 1623 Society, please visit www.Dover400.org. To volunteer for the Family Fun Day event, please email 400dover@gmail.com 

     

    About  

    Dover400 is composed of enthusiastic citizens from diverse backgrounds who are all committed to one purpose: ensuring Dover is recognized and celebrated for this momentous event. Members include: Kevin McEneaney, Chair; Sam Allen, Vice-Chair; Nicole Desjarlais-Paulick, Secretary; Kathleen Morrison, Treasurer; Deborah Ballok; Cathy Beaudoin; Bob Carrier; Angela Carter; Guy Eaton; J. Andrew Galt; Zachary Koehler; Tom Massingham; Karen Weston; Sam Crane; Stephanie Bolduc; and Kerry Berry.