Our project for 2023/2024 is to honor longtime
Hernando Beach resident Joe Wachs, a local veteran who
was involved in everything on the beach and a friend to
everyone. For years Joe Wachs and friends Cal Holland
and Sarge Dendy rewired and restrung the aging
Christmas decorations purchased by the homeowner
associations to keep the lights on and spirit alive.
To honor Joe Wachs in his passing, the HBPOA
created the Joe Wachs Christmas Light Memorial Fund
with the goal to refurbish each decoration – all 25. They’ll
be stripped down, painted and rewired with new LED
The refurbishment per decoration costs $75 and
includes one 100-bulb LED string. Of course, most
decorations will take more than 100 lights but our goal for
the Joe Wachs Memorial Christmas Light Fund is to
refurbish all 25 decorations so they last another 20 years.
Please contribute what you can to keep the holiday spirit
alive on Hernando Beach and help us light up Shoal Line
Blvd., the Dolphin Fountain and Triangle Park welcoming
our guests and residents with festive lights and holiday
cheer this year and years to come. Thank you.
Below is the link for electronic donations with a small fee
at the HBPOA Beautification Tab on our website:
Community Beautification (hernandobeachpoa.com)
or you can send a check to HBPOA and note on your
check it is for “Christmas Lights”.
PO Box 3198
Spring Hill FL 34611-3198