Con­sider hon­our­ing Kentville black­smith

Valley Journal Advertiser - - OPINION -

While the de­bate is un­der­way, if I may be al­lowed as a long time res­i­dent of the town of Kentville, might I sug­gest an ap­pro­pri­ate name for the new re­place­ment bridge should hon­our a long time “Ken­to­nian”.

I would sub­mit that Kentville black­smith John Fitch would be de­serv­ing sub­mis­sion.

Fitch’s black­smith shop and home, were lo­cated on he south bank of the Corn­wal­lis River on the land were the Kentville li­brary used to be lo­cated.

John raised a very good fam­ily who were ed­u­cated and worked in the town of Kentville. His son Art re­sides in the town.

When John worked on farm­ers’ an­i­mals (from out­side of town), the farm­ers would run their er­rands, thus adding to the town’s fi­nan­cial ben­e­fit.

In my opin­ion it is time to rec­og­nize the av­er­age cit­i­zen’s of Kentville who con­trib­uted to the over­all well be­ing of the town.

This let­ter was also sent to Kentville’s coun­cil and mayor.

Robert (Gus) Meis­ter Kentville

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