Loy­al­ist Gil­bert Hy­att to be re-hon­ored

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE -

The mem­bers of the Lit­tle Forks Branch of The United Em­pire Loy­al­ists’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Canada and Pat­ri­moine-As­cott-Her­itage wish to in­vite the pub­lic to join them for the un­veil­ing of the new road signs which will be in­stalled on the stretch of Rte. 143 cross­ing the ter­ri­tory of Water­ville, for­merly known as Route Gil­bert Hy­att.

This un­veil­ing will take place on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 27th, at 11:00 a.m. at the junc­tion of Rte. 143 and MacDon­ald Road.

Be­ing a prom­i­nent Loy­al­ist, Gil­bert Hy­att is rec­og­nized as the founder of the Town­ship of As­cott. In 1992, the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of As­cot des­ig­nated a stretch of Route 143 with the in­ten­tion to com­mu­ni­cate the im­por­tance of this gen­tle­man. The an­nex­a­tion of this sec­tor of As­cot with Water­ville, in 2005, re­sulted in the re­moval of the signs in or­der to stan­dard- ize the whole of Rte. 143.

“It is with the aim of em­pha­siz­ing the 100th an­niver­sary of the United Em­pire Loy­al­ists’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Canada that our non-profit char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion, namely Pat­ri­moine-As­cott-Her­itage, a part of Lit­tle Forks Branch, has taken steps in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Town of Water­ville to re­vise the pos­si­bil­i­ties to in­te­grate this his­tor­i­cal fac­tor into the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion on its mu­nic­i­pal signs to be in­stalled on Rte. 143. We are proud to have reached a con­sen­sus in this way to hon­our this his­tor­i­cal fig­ure – Loy­al­ist and Founder Gil­bert Hy­att,” com­mented Mrs. Bev Loomis UE, Pres­i­dent of the Lit­tle Forks Branch UELAC. Pat­ri­moine-As­cott-Her­itage will take ad­van­tage of this un­veil­ing to up­date the par­tic­i­pants about the on­go­ing projects and the em­i­nent one that the group is plan­ning for next year to hon­our the im­por­tance of Gil­bert Hy­att and fam­i­lies.

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