1st Place Winners!!

Congratulations to Daly and Cecilia at 5020 Unaka Avenue!

They are the 1st Place Winners of the Amity Gardens Neighborhood Halloween Decorations Contest!

They received a $50 gift card to Walmart.

The AG Halloween Sign is currently MIA, so the Yard of the Month was placed in their yard.

“My name is Daly. I have lived in Amity Gardens for a little over 2 years with my sister, Cecilia, and our dog, Ro. Halloween is Cecilia’s favorite holiday, and she loves decorating. If she had it her way, the decorations would be up August 1st and stay up through December. That said, we are beyond excited to have won the decorating contest! We have been so fortunate to live here with such amazing neighbors! Thank you!

P.S. If you miss the cactus that used to dominate our front yard, take a closer look at the gravestones.”

Garage Collection Delay…….

Garage collection will be on a ONE DAY delay next week due to the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday.

City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services will NOT collect garbage, recycling, yard waste or bulk items on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Solid Waste Services will operate on a one-day delay beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18. Friday customers will receive service on Saturday, Jan. 22. It is an orange recycling collection week.For more on garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulk item preparation, visit: https://cltgov.me/solidwasteSolid Waste Services customers can sign up to receive collection service updates by texting your collection day (ex. Monday) to 732-24. Once registered, you will receive a text message any time there is a scheduled or unexpected delay on your collection day.

Amity Gardens Neighborhood 2021 Holiday Decorations Contest Winner!!

Congratulations to The Thomas family at 5362 Buena Vista Avenue for winning 1st place in the Amity Gardens Neighborhood Holiday Decorations contest. They received a $75 Walmart gift card and have the Holiday Decorations winner sign in their yard.

“Christmas cheer is a family tradition at the home of the Thomas Family, 5362 Buena Vista Avenue. Donna and Alan Thomas chose to purchase the home from Alan’s grandmother when they were married in 1995, choosing to ultimately raise their family in their heirloom of a home which they have added their own personal touch to over the years.

“I love that we chose to raise our two boys in Amity Gardens,” Donna explains, “we all have shared great memories here. Although we have expanded and refurbished MawMaw Thomas’ original home to make it our own, we know she would be so proud. My most favorite addition is our front porch. It is more than a structure, to me it is a part of my life and my own family traditions.” Growing up in North Carolina and visiting her family in Florida and South Georgia, the front porch was where it all happened. Family gatherings, celebrations, reunions…all involved front porch sitting – something that is even more special during the holidays.

Donna is a second generation honorary “Griswold”, a nod to National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Alan and Donna enjoy lighting up the night and sharing their festive, cozy atmosphere with all who travel down Buena Vista Avenue. Donna gets it from her father (Retired CMPD Deputy Chief Glen Mowrey), you should see his yard at Christmas!

Alan, the introverted yang to Donna’s outgoing yin, is happy that home has always been a focal point for neighborhood and family gatherings (just like it was when his grandmother lived in the home) – much of which is thanks to Donna’s involvement in the Amity Gardens Neighborhood Association, her support of CMPD Community Policing efforts, and more.

Many a potluck, neighborhood gathering, front porch chatter, family meals and more will happily continue to happen at the Thomas home; but for now, much of it is currently on pause due to COVID-19. Stop by and give a wave if you can. They will be happy to see you this holiday season.

3rd Place Winner!!

Congratulations to Jess and Bryce at 2027 Lanier Avenue for winning 3rd palace in the Amity Gardens Neighborhood Holiday Lights contest. They received a $25 gift card to Walmart.

“We are Jess and Bryce Blair. We are originally from West Virginia and moved to Charlotte in 2014. We moved to our house on Lanier in July 2020. We just welcomed our first child, a baby girl named Maisie on Sept 29. We have a 7 year old border collie mix named Boone. We love living in Amity Gardens and appreciate the history of the neighborhood. We have amazing neighbors and love how friendly everyone is. We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!