Getting HFES ready for the new school year

A team of about 20 volunteers spent Saturday morning tidying up Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School. The group trimmed crepe myrtles and bushes, planted flowers in beds and pots, weeded, removed brush, reapplied playground mulch, and painted staff bathroom walls. Thanks to all who helped!

Front of school

 

HFES workday on Saturday, Aug. 19

The Huntingtowne Farms Elementary PTA is organizing a community workday to help make the school shine! Come to the school this Saturday, Aug 19th, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. to lend a hand with trimming, weeding, painting, planting, assembling, and more. There are jobs for all ages!

Please bring gardening gloves, trimmers, shovels, tool boxes, and anything else you feel may be helpful. Light snacks will be provided. Please contact Virginia McNamee at virginia.mcnamee@gmail.com with questions.

CMPD shares common-sense safety tips on National Night Out

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At least ten police officers dropped by our neighborhood’s National Night Out event last Tuesday at Huntingtowne Farms Elementary. They thanked us for hosting the event and noted that crime in Huntingtowne Farms is low compared with other nearby neighborhoods.

Several elected officials and candidates for local offices also attended: County Commissioner (and HF resident) Matthew Ridenhour; City Council Representative (and candidate for mayor) Kenny Smith; Tariq Scott Bokhari, candidate for city council (District 6); John Powell, candidate for city council (at-large); and Jeremy Stephenson, candidate for school board (District 5).

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Join neighbors this Tuesday, August 1, for National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 1, HF neighbors will celebrate National Night Out by gathering with local police and fire personnel to mingle, eat free food, and discuss ways to reduce crime and increase public safety. We’ll also have information on volunteer opportunities with the HF Neighborhood Association and HF Elementary School.

Our National Night Out event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School (in the parking lot).

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Millions of neighbors from across the United States and beyond participate in NNO on the first Tuesday in August. For more information, visit www.natw.org.

Greenway at HF Park topic of July 26 information session

The county’s Greenway Advisory Council will host a community information session on Wednesday, July 26, to hear comments on the design and construction of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway near Starmount and Huntingtowne Farms Park.

The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at Starmount Academy of Excellence (in the multi-media center). The school is at 7300 Starbrook Drive.

For more information, call Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec at 980-314-1036.

 

Pictures from the Fourth of July parade

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Our parade grows bigger and better every year!

Many thanks to CMPD, the Charlotte Fire Department, the neighborhood volunteers who helped organize the event and brought baked goods, and to everyone who participated.

See you for our next event, National Night Out, on August 1. Details to come.