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Queen Chasity enjoying reign over Mystic Stripers

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Queen Chasity over Mystic Stripers. Source: Lee Peck, FOX 10 News Queen Chasity over Mystic Stripers. Source: Lee Peck, FOX 10 News
MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

Thursday was the Mystic Stripers turn to parade thrown downtown Mobile, but the night belonged to FOX 10's Chasity Byrd -- this year's Queen of Stripers. 

"It's all craziness! Everybody is just so excited the weather is great! There's a huge crowd out here tonight. The Stripers are super excited and you can't help but feel the energy," said Chasity. 

For Chasity and her mom this night is a dream come true -- one her late husband always wanted to see. 

"Something that we didn't think we would ever see. Jerry passed away and this meant so much to Jerry. Also it means so much to our family to see her be queen," said Kathy Wright, Chasity's mom. 

Among the 17 floats throwing it back to the 'Glory Days' is one paying tribute to Chasity's stepfather -- Jerry Wright. A coaching legend in the high school baseball community -- the float is a fitting caricature. 

"The 'put me in coach' sign and his hands waving... That's the way everybody talked about Jerry -- at the ball games. And then on top of that I looked and it had JW on it... It just brought tears to my eyes because I know that he's up there looking down and he's just smiling," said Kathy. 

It's a night that finally came true and one Queen Chasity and her family will never forget. 

"It means everything to me. Like I've said before, this was one of the biggest parts of my stepdad's life... So to be able to be a part of that and to represent him -- it's very special," said Chasity. 

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