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City P.R.I.D.E. 2015
Positive Results in Dumas Everyday

“Thanks for Giving” Awards and Festival Day November 14th 12 noon – 3 pm

The Highlights

A Celebration of Delta Creativity, Music, Arts, Food, Families and more is on the way. The 2015 City PRIDE “Thanks for Giving” Festival Day is just around the corner and it is the 10th year for the Annual “Thanks for Giving” Celebration that now includes City P.R.I.D.E. boys and girls, youth and young adult features.

This festival brings the city together, attracting persons from across the Delta to come to Dumas and celebrate.

City P.R.I.D.E. Positive Results in Dumas Everyday past festival days have brought over 1,000 persons to the West Dumas Community Family Life Center Festival Days.

The Happenings:

  • Positive Awards to Youth and Young Adults; includes talent and creative contest for youth and aspiring creative talents to win scholarships with “earn while you learn” benefits.
  • 2015 Mentor/Leadership/Service Awards to Proven Leaders of Service
  • Literacy and Book Fair
  • College Recruitment Fair Workforce Empowerment Zone with job opportunities
  • Holiday Vendor Expo – Inviting small businesses and startup businesses to bring a table of goods to “show and sell” just in time for the holiday gifts
  • A “Taste of the Churches” Yes – their love and holiday joy but also ‘a taste of great holiday food showcasing their best recipes and cooks
  • Music, recreational games and special creative martial arts for positive living presentations.

Special preview dates and more

October 24th Rally and Redevelopment Day atWest Dumas Family Life Center

  • 8am – 6pm: On-site cleaning and prepping for redevelopment with volunteers
  • 2pm – 6pm: Cookout and Food distribution by Way Maker
  • Ministries Preview of what’s coming for November 14:
    City PRIDE “Thanks for Giving” Festival Day

October 29th HMC – Hunt Memorial Cathedral of Faith

  • 6pm – 7pm: City Forum with Youth Programs Leading the Way to a Better Dumas – TODAY!
  • 7pm – 9pm: Fellowship and Memorial Scholarship with Bishop Alfonso Madden.

Updates and details at:

November 14th at West Dumas Community Life Center 501 West Bowles Dumas AR 71639

Paid for in part by City of Dumas A & P.

We have a winner!

We have just been notified that Dumas has been named a winner of the 2014 Arkansas Business City of Distinction in the Main Street Preservation Category. Dumas will be included in a write up on the award in a special Arkansas Business magazine supplement in December 2014.

The award will be presented at the winter meeting of the Arkansas Municipal League. This is a great honor for our home town. Congratulations to Jann Farmer and Main Street Dumas and all of our volunteers for well recognized good work.

New picture galleries for 2014 Ding Dong Days / Homecoming Parade, and Fun Day

We've posted a picture galleries with 61 pictures from the 2014 DDD / HC parade and and 13 pictues from Fun Day. Click here to see the parade pictures. Click here to see the fun day pictures.

Dumas, Arkansas:
a great place to live and work

Welcome to Dumas, our home town. We like it here and we believe you will too. This is a good place to live, work, and raise your family. These are pictures from 2013 Dumas High School Homecoming / Ding Dong Days, our signature community-wide event, where there is something for everyone.

Thanks for visiting with us. This is our home town and we are glad to be here. We have good schools, nice churches, stores, good neighborhoods, and good places to work in a small town atmosphere where being friends is a way of life.

Where we are

We are in Southeast Arkansas in Desha County, 88 miles southeast of Little Rock, in the Delta.

What you'll find in Dumas

We are home to the Desha County Museum, Miller's Mud Mill and famous Esau's Sweet Corn. Desha County is at the convergence of the White, Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers. Our Levee along the Mississippi River is the longest in the U.S. Great views of the river.

The great outdoors

Desha County is legendary for outdoor sports. We have excellent fishing on our many lakes, bayous, and the Arkansas River. Since we are in the middle of the Mississippi River Flyway, duck hunters love us. The section of the Arkansas River nearest us is the site of some of the best bass tournaments in the nation.

Cool main street

Our Dumas Main Street is listed as a commercial historic district by the National Register of Historic Places. Along Main you will find Meador's Drug Store with an old fashioned 1940s soda fountain. You’ll also find the Dumas Area Arts Center, home of community theatre productions and a popular annual Gospel fest.

Meet with us

Our fine 34,000 sq. ft Community Center is perfect for meetings, reunions, seminars and other gatherings. Nearby motels and restaurants offer good food and accommodations.

National Historic Site

Rohwer, just a short drive from Dumas is the site of a World War II Japanese relocation center. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. There are several Indian burial mounds nearby.

We are agri

Here in the Delta, we are an agricultural community. Area farmers raise cotton, rice, soybeans, wheat, corn and other small grains. Dumas is also a center of aquaculture. Local fish farmers produce high-quality catfish. Because of nearby crops and fish production, argri-product processing is an important part of our economy.

Job providers

Dumas is home to some great employers: Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Central Wire, USA Holland, Akin Healthcare - a Joerns Healthcare Company, Delta Supreme Catfish Processors, Delta Memorial Hospital, and the Dumas School District.

High-tech in the Delta

Delta Technology Education Center with partnerships with UAPB, Phillips Community College, SEARK, Pine Bluff and UAM School of Technology, McGehee and Arkansas Workforce Services provides home-town educational opportunities in contemporary technologies.

We are a progressive southern delta town