“The Carter’s moved into this neighborhood in the early 1960s and have remained in this home since that time. Christmas has historically been a big celebration and many traditions were started and have been continued.
Our home has always been decorated both inside and out to sing praises, welcome others, and to show our spirit. The Carter home has always been open and welcoming to anyone.
Many of the decorations are those that were used by our parents, who loved the opportunity to shine bright for the season and we have, with great love in remembrance of our parents, and honor to continue those traditions.
Our family has been blessed in many ways and we are happy to share those blessings.
We are honored to have been chosen and blessed to be part of such a wonderful community.
I love seeing how Americans are coming together to help out in this time of need and uncertainty, many are reaching out to neighbors they did not know before. This is the American Spirit that I love. (Donna Thomas – Amity Gardens Neighborhood Association Board Member)
Congratulations to Nelly Barroso at 2021 Lanier Avenue for being chosen for the Amity Gardens Neighborhood April Yard of the Month!
“We have lived on Lanier for just over a year. My daughter, Katie, and my grandson, Lennox, also live here. We really love the community and all of the wonderful people we have met! I enjoy yard work when the weather is nice and Lennox loves to play in it. We are so happy to be a part of this community and to be recognized for Yard of the Month!”
Thank you to the neighbors who came out to the meeting and FREE dinner this evening.
Great update from Officer Martin. The only incident we have had reported and investigated for 2019 is the truck break in that happened this week on Gwynne Avenue. For many years we have had very low crime rates and that is a huge plus for our neighborhood.
Our City Councilman Matt Newton came and got us up to date on city business and we had a good question and answer session with him.
We gave an update from CDOT about a recent traffic study on Kistler Avenue, I will post that info/stats in another post.
LASTLY, we talked about and voted on 2 different designs for new street toppers and for the number of signs.
Sign (A) won the vote and the vote to have signs on all the street signs (not just the neighborhood entrance locations) won. The board will now be applying for a grant from the City of Charlotte to pay for the signs.
We invite you to come to our annual Amity Gardens Winter Dinner/Meeting on Saturday, February 9th at Eastern Hills Baptist Church from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
This year you will not need to bring anything!
The AG Neighborhood Board will be providing pizza (from Portifinos), salad, dessert, tea and water.
We will have an update from our CMPD Community Police Officers AND we will be voting on a street topper sign design. All adults that live in Amity Gardens will be able to vote on which sign topper they like the best. In March will be submitting a grant to the City of Charlotte to pay for the toppers.
We hope you can come, and please let us know if you need a ride to the church or if you know a neighbor that could use a ride.
Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. – we will start the meeting around 5:15 p.m. and plan to be done by 6 p.m. or shortly after.