Recipient of the SSHA's Good Neighbor Recognition Award
The SSHOA is pleased to have honored Rex Hemnes with the Good Neighbor Recognition Award for 2013 for his efforts to improve the beauty of our area. For several years, three times a week, Rex has watered the pine trees along Paseo del Mar near Western Avenue. He loads water bottles into his car and then drives to the area to water the neglected trees.
Below Left: Digging through branches to pour water. Below Right: A "baby" well-formed tree Rex recently discovered(behind his left hand). Above Right: tail end of Transpac 2013 Yacht Race send-off.
Rex has become so attached to the trees that he decorates them with ornaments during the Christmas season. The trees are thriving.
Rex has also helped June and John Tymczyszyn, take care of the plants around the South Shores hardscape at the corner of Paseo del Mar and Western Avenue. Rex will be presented with a Good Neighbor Recognition Certificate at the annual Members' Reception in September.
The GNRA program was started in 2009. Past recipients of the award include retired LAPD Assistant Chief, George Beck, Dr. Richard Schaar, and artist Loa Sprung.