DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) Some folks around the Wiregrass took a moment to stop and smell the Camellias.
The Southeast Alabama Camellia Society held its annual Camellia show at the Westwood Presbyterian Church in Dothan Saturday afternoon, featuring blooms from growers all around the Wiregrass, and beyond.
Public Relations Officer for the Camellia show, Judy Wise, said Dothan has a rich history of registered Camellias, and families have been growing them for generations.
She said people from all over the South come to the show year after year to get a glimpse of the divine.
"God has given us such beautiful things in such in certain special ways," said Wise.
"And Camellias are one of the most important ways, and it's also our state flower, and that makes it more important too," Wise said.
The Camellias were judged in 18 different categories and 12 classes.
Winners walked away with cash prizes ranging from $20 to $50.