CRESTVIEW —Local Dogwood Garden Club members recently selected their Woman of the Year.

They presented Thelma Smith with the award in a ceremony at the Crestview Public Library.

The club dedicated a full-color book, "Gardening," in her honor and presented it to Library Director Marie Heath.  Club president Ruth Herington presented its annual monetary donation to the library as well. Club members continued the celebration by treating Smith to a luncheon in a local restaurant.

Smith shared details of her more than 60 years of gardening experiences in five different states at the group's October meeting.

Dogwood Garden Club meets the first Monday of each month from September to May.  The club is open to visitors for potential membership.  Most meetings are in the homes of members.  Call Herington, 683-0839, for information on the next meeting.