A Marriage Made in Branson: Al Roker and Pie

Apr 10, 2009 at 3:20 pm
Forecast calls for pie!
Forecast calls for pie!
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!