Frostop to celebrate 60th anniversary on Memorial Day

May 26, 2019

HUNTINGTON — On Memorial Day, May 27, Frostop Drive-In will celebrate its 60th anniversary in business.

The daylong anniversary celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will include the sale of souvenir mugs and T-shirts. Visitors also will receive a free small plastic souvenir while supplies last. Located at 1449 Hal Greer Blvd. in Huntington, Frostop Drive-In is a recognizable landmark to both Huntington residents and visitors entering the city because of the large root beer mug replica on top of the restaurant.

Patrons to Frostop on Monday will be served by current and past employees, including Toney Stroud, who currently works as an attorney with BrickStreet Insurance and serves as vice chair of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“I will always be appreciative of everyone at Frostop for giving me my first job while I earned my degree at Marshall University,” said Stroud. “Sixty years is a remarkable achievement and it is important to recognize people like Marilyn and Bill Murdock for their strong connection to the Huntington community and the number of opportunities they have provided over the years.”

Frostop was opened in 1959 by Rupert McGinnis and Bill Warnock. After McGinnis’ death in 1980, his widow, Marion McGinnis, purchased the business from Warnock. It has been co-owned by Marilyn McGinnis Murdock and Bing McGinnis Murphy since their mother’s death in 1996.

For more information about the event, call 304-523-6851.

S&P 500 ends with third weekly loss

Stocks on Wall Street notched modest gains Friday, erasing some of the market’s steep losses from a day earlier.

The upbeat finish to a turbulent week still left the market with its third straight weekly loss. Stocks swung between gains and losses all week as investors weighed the prospect of a prolonged trade war between the U.S. and China. Trading has been volatile since the dispute escalated earlier this month, with both sides raising tariffs on each other’s goods.

“Today you’re just seeing a rebound, really almost across the board, so that tells you yesterday everything was just being sold with no rhyme or reason,” said Ben Phillips, chief investment officer at Event-Shares.

The S&P 500 rose 3.82 points, or 0.1%, to 2,826.06. The benchmark index ended the week with a 2.3% loss.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 95.22 points, or 0.4%, to 25,585.69. The Nasdaq composite added 8.72 points, or 0.1%, to 7,637.01.


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