Scappoose woman awarded 'volunteer of the year' for lifetime of community service
Eva Frost may be the embodiment of community volunteerism.
The Scappoose woman has been a nearly lifelong Warren Grange member, having recently been awarded a six-generation grange award in Spokane last month. She currently serves as the president of the Warren Grange, and the community service chair of the Grange at the state level, in addition to being an avid volunteer with the Community Emergency Response Team and a member of the Columbia County Citizen Corps Council.
Frost is also a key planner and organizer of the annual mEGGa Easter Egg Hunt at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.
Frost was honored for her decades-long history of serving and playing an active role in her community when she was named the Columbia County Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteer of the year for 2017.
"I love helping people," Frost told RSVP staff when she was awarded earlier this month. "I love doing things. It's in my nature to keep going."
According to RSVP staff, Frost put in more than 100 volunteer hours with CERT in 2017 alone. She also volunteered during Spirit of Halloweentown festivities, and "was the 'go to' CERT representative for Halloweentown" during the peak of anticipated tourist visits on Oct. 14.
Frost's dedication doesn't stop at the community level.
"Family means a lot to Eva, and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two great-grandsons," Monica Cade, director of RSVP, noted of Frost, calling her "a great asset to our community."