Hemminghaus-Weeks to be honored for Saenger Theatre restoration

On Thursday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. the Friends of the Saenger will honor Sherri Hemminghaus-Weeks for her 30-plus years of outstanding service to the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Pensacola with a plaque dedication.

Since 1981, Sherri has been instrumental in every major project to save, restore, and expand the “Grand Dame of Palafox.” To commemorate her amazing commitment and her thousands of hours of volunteer work, including her time as president of FOS, the Friends have commissioned a special bronze plaque that will be dedicated at a special event on December 1. After the plaque’s unveiling, it will be installed on the “Wall of Fame” in the Palafox arcade entrance to the theatre for public viewing.

“Sherri is a relentless and enthusiastic advocate for the Saenger Theatre,” says current FOS president Jonathan Thompson.

“Her decades of work—first helping to save the theatre from destruction and later ensuring its complete renovation and restoration—are utterly inspiring. We hope that this plaque will help make the Pensacola community aware of all her good work, and encourage others to also join us in preserving our beautiful historic theatre.”