The 7th annual Amity Gardens Neighborhood National Night Out event was a SUCCESS!! Thank you to all that came out last night!

I will have some individual thank you posts, but here are a few guests we had.

A good number of our wonderful neighbors, CMPD officers to deputy chiefs, Mecklenburg County DA’s Office representatives, Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s office representative (who also lives in Amity Gardens), Charlotte Fire Department, City of Charlotte Neighborhood Services, CMS School Board Members, our City Councilman, our County Commissioner, District Court Judge and more.

It was nice to be able to host an event again, we have missed it!!

Door Prizes…….

Door prizes for Amity Gardens Neighborhood’s National Night Out event.

(1) Beautiful potted arrangement from Banner Nursery.

(2) $25 Banner Gift Certificates

(4) $25 Walmart gift cards

(4) $25 Publix gift cards

Drop in on Tuesday, August 3rd from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. to register. The drawing will occur at around 8 p.m., you do not need to be present to win.

5362 Buena Vista Avenue

5th Annual Sweets & Greets was a SUCCESS!

Another wonderful Amity Gardens event! We love seeing so many long time neighbors and meeting new neighbors.

We also had an awesome time hosting the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Providence Division Response Area 2 – 3 Shift Roll Call. It is so important to let the officers that patrol our area know how much we appreciate them. #AmityGardensCLT #CMPD

THANK YOU to everyone that came to NNO!!!!

Another fun night in the ‘hood!!

What an awesome National Night Out event! We had well over 80 in attendance. 😁

We were honored to not only have many of our CMPD Providence Division Officers, Majors & Lieutenants, Deputy Chief, but Chief Kerr Putney, County Commissioner Mark Jerrell, City Councilman Matt Newton, Mayor Vi Lyles, Code Enforcement Inspector Justin Privette, Leslie J. Stephens with the Mecklenburg County District Attorney Special Victims Team, Ms. Caino with CriSyS Mobile Crisis Team, AND the wonderful group of firefighters from Charlotte Fire Station #3!

Thank you to everyone that came by and we look forward to seeing you at the next Amity Gardens event! We have an awesome neighborhood!!

Who Loves Door Prizes?

We have (2) $50 Publix and (2) $40 Walmart gift cards to give away at the Amity Gardens Neighborhood National Night Out event. You do not have to be present to win, but you do have to come by to register. While you are here you can eat some yummy food, hang out with some of your neighbors along with city, county, & state officials.

Tuesday, August 6th – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (drop-in)

5362 Buena Vista Avenue – Rain or Shine!

No need to RSVP – just come on by! 😎


Long post, but worth the read. It honors two of our special CMPD Providence Division Officers!

Long post, but worth the read. It honors two of our special CMPD Providence Division officers. Officer Holly Lawton is currently one of Amity Gardens Community Officers and Sargent David Padgett our former AG Community Officer. The following Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers were recognized and honored at the 40th Annual Police Community Relations Awards Gala. This awards event recognizes officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department who have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of police community relations in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Officers are judged on their involvement in helping the community understand the police function and the citizens’ role; demonstration of extraordinary efforts in the area of crime prevention and involvement in aiding neighborhoods in handling their special problems. This year we received more than 500 nominations from communities throughout the Charlotte area.

Officer Holly Lawton – Providence Division                                                                                    Officer Lawton recognizes that building relationships of mutual trust between the police and the community is critical to maintaining public safety and effective policing. A community member commented that Officer Lawton has been the epitome of going above and beyond and she operates with integrity and is an individual who upholds good moral character. Officer Lawton also started Children Making Positive Decision which takes neighborhood children on educational field trips.

Office David Padgett – Providence Division                                                                                      Officer Padgett makes every effort to demonstrate how much Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) cares about the community. As a 27-year veteran with CMPD, Officer Padgett has organized coat and glove drives and has put individuals struggling with mental health challenges in touch with the proper resources. He works with community leaders and business owners to identify and resolve quality of life issues affecting them.

AND, Officer Padgett was recently promoted to Sergeant!

This photo is one I took when were were out to lunch after delivering food and gifts to to area children via the CMPD Police Explorers Christmas Project. – Donna Thomas 

Holly & David CMPD