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DOHIF, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

Built largely through volunteer labor the Alcouffe Center is debt free and relies on donations, fund raisers and modest use fees (for private events) for operations. The Center has no paid staff with DOHIF Board members and community volunteers working together to further the mission and vision of a vibrant community center.

A 10,000 sq. ft. Community Center building with a large main hall (240 capacity), stage, sound and video systems, commercial kitchen and smaller meeting rooms provides a venue that can be used for weddings and other large events as well as small community groups and club meetings and everything in between.

The latest addition to the Community Center grounds is the “Floyd R. Douthit Memorial Park”. The Park contains a regulation Little League ball field (also for softball), a tot-lot with play equipment, tables, BBQ-grills and a large groomed play area for children. The Park is fully handicapped accessible with a parking area and walkways leading to the picnic area and ball field. The Park was built with State Proposition 40 funds and is available to all on a first come first served basis providing the opportunity for various outdoor family activities as well as community events. Please see Park use rules by clicking on the “How to Use” link above.

There is no use fee for events that benefit youth activities or the community as a whole or local clubs or groups (donation suggested). For other uses click on the How to Use link.

Some Important Milestones:

1993: Land dedicated to a new Community Center was donated by the Jules Alcouffe family.

1993, December 28: Dobbins-Oregon House Improvement Foundation Articles of Incorporation were filed with California Secretary of State by members of the Yuba Feather Lions Club: James Ackles, Donald Walker, Floyd Douthit, Ken Eaton, David Dickinson, Marie L. Hepfner, Adrienne S. Gledhill.

1996, June: The current 20 acre Community Center site was acquired through purchase and donation by the Dave Pedersen family (D&D Signs).

1997: The Williams fire destroyed many board members homes and most DOHIF records in September.

1998: Our Well was drilled.

2004: Ground breaking for the current Community Center building took place.

2005, April: Our first annual Vintage Tractor Days was held.

2010, March 20: The Alcouffe CenterĀ“s Grand Opening was celebrated.

2010, (Fall): The Floyd R. Douthit Memorial Park and Ball Field construction began.

2011, May 21: The Floyd R. Douthit Memorial Park and Ball Field Grand Opening was celebrated.

2019, December: Main Hall floor refinished with color stain.

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