Friends of Hemming Park



Humans of Hemming: Tommie Lewis

Tommie Lewis moved to Jacksonville in 1990 when his father and mother relocated their family here for the Navy. His mother bought him his first Kodak instant camera when he was 13 years old and hes been hooked on photography ever since.   Shutter Buggin is the term he uses […]

Humans of Hemming: Denise Dermody

Denise Dermody, originally from Georgia, came to Jacksonville in 2015?after her husband passed away. She was able to stay with a friend for a few months, but eventually found herself at Trinity Rescue Mission. Determined to get her own place, she saved her money and in less than five months […]

Humans of Hemming: Ron Westhausser

Ron Westhausser is a native New Yorker, but made his way to Jacksonville about six months ago to be closer to his mother. Starting in Nags Head, North Carolina, Ron walked 174 miles over nine days to Jacksonville, NC. From there he caught a ride to Atlanta, GA?and took a […]

Humans of Hemming: Paul & Emily Ivey

Meet Paul and Emily Ivey. Paul Ivey is a Jacksonville native and musician who?has been playing guitar since the 6th grade when a friend needed a lead guitarist for his band. The first song he learned was Bad to the Bone. He now plays around town and in Hemming Park […]