This just in from the Branson Convention and Visitor's Bureau...
America's favorite weatherman Al Roker
is headed to the Ozarks this month to serve as the celebrity taste-tester for Branson's Great American Pie Show
That's right! On April 25 Roker will help determine the winning pie among a dozen finalists, including Judy Castranova of North Carolina and her "Marshmallow Creme Almond-Topped Key Lime Pie." (Castranova, according to a Branson CVB press release, is pre-diabetic. Hmm, wonder why?)
The most excited contestant, though, may be Barbara Estabrook of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, who considers herself a huge Al Roker fan. "I watch him every morning," says Estabrook. "And I thought, 'Wouldn't it be neat to have him judge my pie?'
Whoa! And here we thought Branson was family friendly!