Kid’s Party THIS Saturday 10/26 @ 10 a.m.

Pumpkins

HFNA will host the Annual Kids Halloween Event THIS Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Huntingtowne Farms Park playground. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes, decorate pumpkins, have their faces painted, and participate in a good old fashioned potato sack race! It’s always a good event for the kids and a great time to be outside enjoying the fall weather.

If you would like to help with the games or bring a spooky treat please email Brian Blackburn at brian.blackburn3@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

Chili Cook Off with SouthPark STC

SouthPark STC has invited our Neighborhood Association to cohost the Annual Chili Cook Off this year on Saturday, October 12th, 7:00-10:00 p.m. This event is not only delicious but also tons of fun! There will be cozy fires, lively music and of course tasty chili for all to enjoy. A great way to finally welcome Fall!

To enter the cook-off you will need to bring your chili in a crockpot so we can keep it warm. We will provide all the chili fixings like cheese, sour cream, chips, sliced jalapeños, etc. Awards (including the coveted silver trophy) will go to the top 3 chilis and the chili with the best name, so be creative!

If you would like to enter a chili, please email Info@southparkstc.com. If you just want to bring your appetite, let us know who and how many at the same email address. See you there!unnamed

Fall Block Party – September 28

Please join us THIS Saturday for our next Block Party on September 28th, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Burnt Mill Road between Goneaway and Northampton. We will have the Plated Pallet food truck and Kona Ice since it will still be warm even though it is Fall!  TVs will be set up to watch football at the Northampton end of the street while a bouncy house will be toward the other end.

Feel free to bring friends and family and please remind your neighbors! We hope you can join us for another great evening out!

Next HFNA block party set for July 12!

Join us on Friday, July 12, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Twilight Road for what’s sure to be another fantastic block party! We’ll have JJ’s Red Hots, Pelican’s Snoballs, a bounce house, and all your neighborhood friends! Bring your own beverages and chairs. JJ’s will be serving food from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Parents will need to sign a waiver for all children bouncing.

4th of July parade starts at 9:30

Don’t miss our neighborhood’s annual 4th of July parade! The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Ramblewood end of Huntingtowne Farms Park. We’ll walk through the neighborhood to the other end of the park near the pool. A Charlotte Fire Department firetruck will lead the way. Sunset Slush treats for all HFNA members after the parade!

Parade picture

HF Spring Home and Garden Tour returns

We’re excited to bring back the HF home tour this year! The tour will take place on April 28th from 1 to 4 p.m.

UPDATE: Tickets are no longer available online.

Tickets are available only to HFNA members and are $5 per person in cash at 2724 Pencoyd Lane today, April 28, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (Ticket holders will receive a wristband allowing them access to all homes and gardens on the tour.)

Visit some of the loveliest homes and gardens in our neighborhood—get inspired by stunning remodels or pick up some ideas to refresh your landscape.

Money raised from this event will buy plants for our five entrances.

Interested in showcasing your home or garden? Email Kim Standing at Kimberlylhogan@gmail.com. We’d love to have a variety of floor plans and models on the tour. Also, if your yard is in great shape or has an interesting feature, please consider allowing residents to peruse your yard only.

Huntingtowne Farms Elementary update

Open House: The next open house for prospective parents will be on January 29 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Dual Language Program: The application period for incoming HFES kindergarteners (for the 2019–20 school year) who would like to be a part of the Spanish dual language program will close on January 31. Please visit the HFES website for the application.

Donations needed: The HF PTA is planning a movie night and a STEAM Fest (see below) and needs raffle items. Do you have connections with a business that would consider donating an item or gift card? Do you have a restaurant/movie/activity gift card that you won’t use? Perhaps your kiddos received toys, games, or books that were too young/old for them or that they weren’t interested in? Please donate them to the HF PTA and help raise funds for our neighborhood school! Email Sarah Hayden for more information.

Upcoming PTA Events

  • Movie Night on Friday, January 25: We’re showing Little Foot. All are welcome! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 6 p.m. The event is free; raffle tickets, pizza, and concessions will be sold to support the PTA. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, click here.
  • Teacher Chili Appreciation on Thursday, January 31: The PTA is sponsoring a chili lunch for our teachers. If you’d like to cook chili or bring toppings, click here.
  • HF International STEAM Fest: May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Join us to create, explore, and have fun with STEAM (Science, Art, Engineering, Art, and Math) interactive activities, exhibits, and performances at HFES! Open to students and children from the community. There will be more than 10 community organizations, museums, and businesses offering LOTS of activities throughout the school. There will be a small entry fee for children. There will be an art auction, and international food, snacks, and raffle tickets will be on sale.