Likes, it wonderfully warms our deeply devoted Dino-hearts to hear both Mayor Barilla and barkeeper Mr. JoJo Dialbert speakin so powerfully profusely proudly of our most most beloved Dino and their eager efforts to keep Dino-fest glowin' and growin' each June in the land of Dino. we thank there local mighty movers and supreme shakers for all their energetic efforts to keep the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino awesomely alive in Stu-ville as pallies yearly make pilgrimage from near and far to express their awesome adulation of our King of Cool.
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Yours In Dino,
Dino Martin Peters
Festival a celebration of Dean Martin's life and devotion to Steubenville
by Rayla Claypool Saturday, June 26th 2021
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Dean Martin Hometown Celebration continued Saturday in Steubenville, bringing everything from food vendors to vintage cars, all in the name of a local celebrity.
"This man has a huge draw,” Mayor Jerry Barilla said. “Even though he's been passed for a number of years, the magic is still there."
Martin -- singer, actor, entertainer -- and native of Steubenville.
He's known internationally for his roles in films and on television, as well as his music. And in Steubenville, the city is celebrating the legacy of a man who never forgot his hometown.
"Dean Martin is so important to Steubenville,” said JoJo Dialbert, owner of The Spot Bar. “We all know he was nationally known as a singer and entertainer. And numerous times, he mentioned Steubenville. And everybody knows that's where he's from."
The celebration was an opportunity to learn more about Martin, but it also brought vendors of jewelry. food trucks and live music to downtown.
In addition. the cruise-in Saturday afternoon saw vintage cars gather so their drivers could see each other after a long year.
"This is one big family, these car people,” Kathy Waszkiewicz said. “We don't get to see them often enough. It's just nice to come out and support Steubenville and see our friends and have a good time with everybody."
And the people living in Steubenville, as well as the people who come to visit, are the focus of the event's organizers.
"That's what we try to do with these festivals,” Barilla said. “Whether it's the Fort Festival, the summer concert series, the Dean Martin Festival, the Nutcracker Festival, people coming together, families coming together, saying hello to one another, hugging one another, it's a warm feeling. And it's a rewarding feeling."
"You know it's a lot of work and a lot of headaches, but when you look outside and see hundreds, sometimes a thousand, that are enjoying themselves, enjoying Dean Martin's music, it makes you feel good,” Dialbert added. “You feel satisfied that you were able to pull it off and make a lot of people happy."
The festival wraps up Saturday night at The Spot Bar with a tribute to Dean Martin put on by Tom Stevens.