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Good times at the BBQ bash in Bel Air

Good times at the BBQ bash in Bel Air

Although this year's Maryland State BBQ Bash was the 13th to be held in Bel Air, the event was anything but unlucky, according to organizers.

Erika Quesenbery, executive director of the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, called the event "lucky No. 13; it's perfect, beautiful weather."

She started work March 17, succeeding former Executive Director Scott Walker, who departed in March after four-and-a-half years to work for MaGerks Pub & Grill.

"Trial by fire, and smoke and hickory wood," Quesenbery said of the experience overseeing her first BBQ Bash.

The bash, presented by Mars Super Markets and hosted by the Downtown Alliance, took place Friday...