Sarah Palin will speak in Tupelo

By Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will visit Tupelo this fall as part of a Christian women’s event.
The conservative Republican star and possible 2012 presidential candidate will talk about her faith during the two-day Extraordinary Women Conference at the BancorpSouth Arena, according to a statement released by the organization.
A national ministry for females, Extraordinary Women holds numerous conferences nationwide that include music, lectures and fellowship. Attendees can participate in break-out sessions as well as communal prayer and learning opportunities.
It came to Tupelo last year; this year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 21-22.
Palin will be the last speaker out of five other special guests, including Extraordinary Women President and published author Julie Clinton. She’s expected to talk for 45-60 minutes, said Michael Stewart, the conference’s vice president for event development.
Palin launches her tour with Extraordinary Women in Lynchburg, Va., before coming to Tupelo. She’ll also appear in Greenville, S.C., and Birmingham, Ala. But she’ll skip other cities where the conference is held.
“We looked for markets where her appearance demographically made sense and where our event has been strong in the past,” Stewart told the Daily Journal. “We also have a strong media partner – AFA – in the Tupelo area.”
In addition to her tenure as governor, Palin also is a New York Times best-selling author, FOX News contributor and host of the TLC network show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”
“Everything we do is designed to help women draw closer to the heart of God and those they love dearest,” Clinton said in the announcement.
Tickets for Extraordinary Women cost between $49 and $89 depending on how far in advance they’re purchased. Volunteer opportunities also are available.
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Contact Emily LeCoz at (662) 678-1588 or emily.lecoz@journalinc.com.