The Friends of Semmes is a nonprofit organization composed of area residents, working together to organize and provide family oriented activities for the Semmes community. The following community events are organized by the Friends of Semmes: Annual Christmas Events (Christmas Tree Lighting, Christmas Parade), Azalea Festival, Azalea Pageant, Azalea Festival 5K Run and Easter Egg Hunt.
Several long-time residents of Semmes got together during the Summer of2002 to discuss having a Christmas Parade in Semmes… and that’s how Friends of Semmes got started. The group grew to about 25 individuals who routinely met every Thursday evening during Fall 2002, planning the first Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade for our community. The group was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in May 2003.
We continue to look for ways to improve and preserve our community in Semmes.