CRESTVIEW — The Dogwood Garden Club is celebrating its 50th year in the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. It was organized in 1963 and joined the federation in 1965.

 At the Oct. 6 FFGC District 1 meeting in Fort Walton Beach, the federation will recognize the club's continuous membership.

The club meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month during the school year in members' homes. Call 683-0839 for more information.

Four original members — Clara Jo Teel, Bobbie Grice, Beach Campbell and Eva Fountain — are still active in the club and were recognized during its September meeting.

Club President Jane McCreary presented a certificate of appreciation and a dogwood blossom mug to them. It was filled with a floral arrangement donated by Friendly Florist of Crestview.