Anne Wood's answering machine message ends with "Do something nice for someone." She lives by those words.
A day rarely goes by that Wood isn't doing something nice for someone — often more-than-one someone. Wood is the consummate worker bee. Her business card reads "Volunteer."
Wood's mostly unsung contributions to the community were recognized at a luncheon June 1 when the Laguna Beach Woman's Club honored her as the 2012 Woman of the Year.
"Too often, people who spend most of their lives helping others are not given the recognition due them," said Sande St. John, who knows a bit about volunteering. "That is why it is so heartening to see Anne Wood truly appreciated by those who know her and love her."
"So what has she done for the community since moving to Laguna in 1969?"
"She drives around in that silly little car of hers looking for fires. She is a member of the Laguna Beach Exchange Club and hasn't missed a Memorial Day or Labor Day Pancake Breakfast since the firefighters started flipping flapjacks."