Krista Brogan dropped by for a visit and a cruise during FESTIVALL. The reigning Mrs. West Virginia United States 2011 graced our decks and greeted fellow travelers as The Spirit of West Virginia glided upstream toward the capitol building.
Krista, a Charleston native who works as a paralegal for a law firm, attended The University of Charleston on a tennis scholarship. Krista and her husband Jason Brogan plan eventually to work together in the photography business.
“We’ve been plenty busy during FESTIVALL,” noted the captain. “The weather has been moody, but the occasional cloudburst hasn’t dampened the spirit and having Krista on board brightened the day.”
All hands were on deck for the visit – including Captain Dick Daugherty’s dad George (AKA The Earl of Elkview and/or The Duke of Dunbar).
Patris et filii Daugherty were pleased when Mrs. West Virginia agreed to an official group photo, on the dock at Haddad Riverfront Park with The Spirit of West Virginia in the background. “It’s good to have a record of moments like this,” said Captain Dick.
“Krista is a beautiful and gracious young woman.” observed George. “She defines what we believe truly is The Spirit of West Virgina.”
“Nice tie-in dad,” agreed Captain Dick.