Mainstreet ornament honors local landmark

Published 8:35 pm Saturday, October 21, 2006

Picayune Mainstreet’s fundraising ornament “The Frost Top” is still available. The ornament, which pays tribute to a local landmark, features an engraving of the original Frost Top building complete with Frost Top Root Beer mug. At the bottom is the inscription The Frost Top, Picayune, Mississippi.

The Frost Top was built in 1951 by Odie Kemp. Three years later he sold it to Leroy Sr. and Mary Kellar. Today Tim and Dwayne Kellar are third generation Kellar owners.

The mug on top was destroyed in 1969 by Hurricane Camille. The Frost Top is best known for their homemade chili, roast beef poboys and of course the Lot-O-Burger.

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Picayune Mainstreet is honored to commemorate this Picayune institution. Ornaments are available at Galiano’s, MeLinda’s, The Checkered Lily, The Glass Porch and Giaise Gallery for a cost of $10 per ornament.