DOVER – The City Lights Committee of the Grand Dover Chamber of Commerce, along with local businesses and community volunteers, spent several hours on Friday November 5 decorating downtown with lights in preparation for the next holiday season.
The City of Dover, Leavitt Electrical Contractors, Martineau Electric, Atlantic Broadband and Eversource all donated their time and resources to help with the project. The lights were donated by Home Depot. Ladders were donated by Southers Construction.
The chamber thanked Harvey’s Bakery & Coffee Shop, who has volunteered to hang lights in Dover for 13 years, as well as the committee volunteers.
Several downtown businesses and landowners allow the committee to plug lights into their buildings to illuminate those lights. These businesses include Harvey’s Bakery & Coffee Shop, Hopkins Enterprises, Summit Land Development, Kostis Enterprises, Flawless Faces Lash & Skin Studio, and Thompson Tavern.
The Dover City Lights Committee is funded by the annual Grand Dover Chamber of Commerce Tree Festival. This event features over 35 richly decorated trees from local businesses and organizations. The trees are then auctioned and drawn. This event is free and open to the public. The 2021 Festival of Trees is scheduled for Friday, December 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rivermill in Dover Landing.
Visit dovernh.org/fot for information.
In addition to hanging lights during the holiday season, the Dover City Lights Committee also hangs American flags on Central Avenue during the summer months. For more information on the Dover City Lights Committee or the Festival of Trees, contact the Grand Dover Chamber of Commerce at 603-742-2218 or visit dovernh.org.