Our​ History

​​​​​Dover Community Center


1 (785) 256-6700

P.O. BOx 244, 5928 Douglas Road, Dover, KS, 66420

Current Board Members  are Roger Sage, Rich Bassett, Lavella Buchmeier, Pam Tennison-Rindt, Dave Lesperence, Connie Miller and Travis Kraus.

Important regular advisors to the Board include numerous individuals who represent groups that regularly utilize the center, and Penny Atchison who handles rentals of the facility.

​The Board welcomes input from members of our community.  Feel free to contact us for comment by contacting us personally or by leaving a voicemail at the 785-256-6700 telephone number.  Also see more Board Information and the latest news on our Board Information Page.

The Dover Community Center was originally the Dover Grade School, constructed in 1951, and operated as a Elementary Grade School from 1953 until 1971, when the USD #330 consolidated the Dover, Harveyville and Eskridge Elementary Schools at the Mission Valley High School addition.

​After that consolidation, the Dover Foundation took a leading role in obtaining the Dover Elementary School for the Community, and the Dover Community Center, Inc. was established in 2004, and soon afterwards obtained a 501(c)(3)(Not for Profit) IRS status.

​The Dover Community Center, remains as an asset to the Dover Community to provide charitable, educational and community development resources and activities for the Dover and surrounding communities.

Correspondence to the Dover Community Center

can be made by mail to the following address:

                                     Dover Community Center Board 

                                                   P.O. Box 244

                                                Dover, KS 66420

Any Questions, Suggestions, Concerns, Donations, or Memorial Contributions are appreciated.  Some of those new to the Community may not realize that the Dover Community Center is entirely dependent upon the donations of our community to exisit, as there is no tax base supporting our center. 

We are very appreciative of any and all donations!

Despite its size, Dover has a very strong sense of community.  Local organizations and community members provide tremendous support through fund raisers, volunteer time, and by private donations.

Regular activities at the Dover Community Center include the following:

  • ​Low Impact Cardio, Monday & Wednesdays, 10:30am =11:30am
  • ​Yoga Stretch and Tone, Tuesday & Thursdays, 9am
  • Easter Egg Hunt (Dover PRIDE)
  • Fall Fest (Fun Fall Family Activities- Hayrack Ride, Dinner, Sandra Moran Memorial 5K Run, and Silent Auction -   by the Dover PRIDE)
  • UTV Fun Run and Fish Fry -  (Fall UTV ride of approx. 60 miles stops of games, ending with a Community Fish Fry to benefit the Dover Community Center)
  • Halloween Trunk or Treat (Trunk or Treat, Hot Dog & S'more Roast, and Haunted Maze)
  • Breakfast with Santa (Crafts, Gingerbread House Building, Music, and a visit by Santa) by the Dover PRIDE
  • Chili Feed/Contest (Chili & Cinnamon Roll Contest fundraiser for the DCC)
  • Ladies Night (Annual Fundraiser for the Dover Community Center)​
  • Ladies Aid Bazaar

The following local organizations hold regular meetings at the Dover Community Center:

  • Dover Community Center, Inc. Board
  • Dover PRIDE
  • ​Dover 4-H Club
  • Dover Heritage Day Association
  • Dover Community Foundation