Cooperation made events successful

To the editor:

The sun shone and the music played and visitors to Steubenville left with wonderful memories of the various festivals held in downtown Steubenville last month. Ohio Valley Frontier Days, the Holy Trinity Greek Festival, the Dean Martin Festival and the Steubenville Hometown Celebration drew hundreds of people to enjoy the unique flavors and sights and sounds of our community. From Native American dancers and 18th century soldiers at Historic Fort Steuben to the melodies of 20th century entertainer Dean Martin at the Spot Bar to the hometown talent at the Berkman Amphitheater, there was history and entertainment to please everyone.

All of us at Historic Fort Steuben and the Visitor Center Events Committee are grateful to the many who worked so hard to make those festivities a success. Numerous sponsors, organizations and volunteers gave time and talent and funds to the events more than we can list here. The Grand Theater, the Jefferson County Historical Museum and several churches were open for tours. City departments worked to reduce any problems from street closings, traffic or parking. Businesses gave donations and discounts and provided volunteer services. Organizers of the various events worked together with our local media outlets to publicize and promote the activities. The word that best describes the efforts is cooperation.

Do we have hometown pride? We certainly do and you can see it when so many are bringing high quality activities and entertainment to the community. I know I speak for all of us who participated when I say a heartfelt thank you.

Judy Bratten

Executive director

Historic Fort Steuben