Volume XI | Issue 2 | Fall 2011
In August, Butte Valley residents celebrated the grand opening of their new community center. Photo: Alethea Andreatta

A community celebration in Dorris

When the people of the Butte Valley threw a party in August, they were celebrating more than the grand opening of their new community center. Not that the completion of the project wasn’t reason enough for a party—the striking 5,500-square-foot log building was the culmination of years of effort and community involvement. But they were also celebrating a hope for the future, that the community center will serve as a rallying point for the region. The Dorris Lions Club, which led the building effort, has plans for nearly two dozen activities that will benefit all community members, from hunter safety courses to senior nights, from after-school programs to exercise classes.

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