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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fifty Years Together, Thirty Years in Business

The Dairy Queen at 2635 Independence Avenue has been serving generations of Northeast residents and visitors. It has been in continuous operation for 43 years and holds that record for the Boulevard. John and Esther McMurray have owned the DQ for 30 of those years and Esther has been behind the counter for 43 years. This month they also celebrated 50 years of marriage. Wednesday a celebration was held at the DQ to honor their longevity in both areas.
The Mayor was on hand to read a proclamation honoring the couple and Lee Lambert, President of the Independence Plaza Neighborhood Association, presented them with a plaque, t-shirts and caps. Esther said she and her husband have no plans to retire and hope to keep working for several more years. And the best part? Free Dilly bars for the first 250 people and I made sure I was one of them :)