Candace Woodland Simonson and Barbara Woodland Clausen, sisters and natives of Clark, South Dakota, were pleased to have a sell-out event on July 3, 2015. Clark Flower and Gift Shop did a wonderful job of promotion and publicity and even arranged for an interview by the Clark County Courier newspaper. “It’s good for us, and it’s good for the town,” said Melanie Smith, co-owner of the local business. Some drove forty miles and more to meet and greet the authors and purchase books. “That’s always a good feeling,” said Barbara.
Clark Flower and Gift Shop is family owned and operated by Melanie Smith and Linda Seefeldt. They have been in business since 1977 in a prime location directly off highway 212 which travels through the small town of Clark. So much more than flowers and gifts, the store has a wedding registry for dinnerware and silver, Black Hills Gold jewelry, books, cards, collectibles, and specialized “Dakota Gift Packages” for those who want something unique from the area.