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October 02, 2008
Frosts to lead Octoberfest parade
JEWELL COUNTY, Kansas (STPNS) -- Dwight and Beverly Frost have been selected to serve as the grand marshals of the Esbon Octoberfest parade planned for Saturday. The Frosts are busy volunteers in the Esbon community and serve in many Esbon organizations.
Beverly is a native of Burr Oak, but has adopted the Esbon community as her own since she moving there in 1995 following her marriage to Dwight. She grew up on a farm northwest of Burr Oak and is the daughter of Beth Jeffery, Superior, and the late Lyle Jeffery.
Beverly volunteers as co-manager of the Village Cafe which is owned by the City of Esbon. She explained her reason for volunteering at the cafe, "I want to keep the cafe doors open as it is important to the community." She has been the cafe's co-manager for three years.
She is an Esbon Lions Club member and is in charge of preparing meals for the club meetings. She also is the membership chairman for the local American Legion Auxiliary. Beverly baby-sits part-time for her grand nephew, Whitley Frost. Her hobbies include two horses, music and counted cross stitch.
Both Dwight and Beverly like to garden and travel.
Beverly has two sons and a daughter-in-law, Scott Burgess, Arvada, Colo., and Wes Burgess and his wife Bridget, Milford, Neb. She also has a daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Shane Hillman, Mankato, and a grand daughter, Taylor Moseley, Mankato.
Both Dwight and Beverly are members of the Olive Hill Church, where Dwight has served as deacon and is now serving as trustee. Beverly serves her church as the song leader and the children's music director.
Dwight is an Esbon native. He grew up on a farm north of Esbon. He is the son of Dorothy Frost and the late Hilton Frost. Dwight has a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Lonnie Jurgens, Gibbon.
Dwight's volunteer work for his hometown includes clearing the streets of snow during the winter months, cutting and trimming trees, and he helps put up the main street Christmas decorations. He is a member of the Esbon Lions Club, Perry Lamb American Legion Post, and the Esbon Fire Department.
He served on the city council and four years as mayor. He is a veteran and served from 1960 to 1967 in the Kansas National Guard. Dwight is presently a Jewell County commissioner and has served a year as the chairman.
Dwight is a retired farmer and rural mail carrier. He began farming with his father and brother ,Ivan. He retired in June, 2003, after serving for 33 1/2 years as rural mail carrier for the Esbon and Agra post offices. He now serves as the president of the Rural Letter Carriers Association for Jewell and Republic counties. He helps his nephew, Wayne Frost with harvest work, and custom drills grasses and alfalfa. His hobbies include hunting and restoring antique vehicles.
Dwight and Beverly make their home in Esbon.
Dwight said, "I enjoy living in a small town. It's a good place to live."
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