Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Garth Brooks (well, versions of the country stars) made the rounds. Roasted pigs, chicken and waffles, and fried jalapenos were served on red and white checkered table cloths near a mechanical bull and play pistol range. A cowboy and cowgirl danced on stilts, jetting 10 feet above the crowd of close to 2,000 at the posh Wynn Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas.

The 18th annual Maryland Party on Monday night had slices of the drama, the strange and the glitz that this desert town is so well known for. Attendees included Ballard Spahr partner Jon M. Laria.


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