Allen Ault might have stepped down as the long-serving coordinator of the annual Bel Air Kite Festival, but that did not keep the festival co-founder away from the Rockfield Park fields Saturday for the 11th annual Kite Festival.
"I'm just here in a helping mode," a smiling Ault said.
This year is the 10th anniversary of the festival, which Ault started in 2006 with the help of the late Paul Hines, a fellow kite enthusiast, and Bel Air's former town administrator, Chris Schlehr.
Ault, 80, stepped down as coordinator after the 2015 festival, but he planned to stay involved as a volunteer. Michael Krantz, Bel Air's town clerk and director of administration,...