The SmartTalk speakers for the upcoming season have just been announced today. This winter, Des Moines will be visited by the following five fascinating women:
Doris Roberts (Ray's mom on "Everybody Loves Raymond")
Joan Lunden (of morning TV fame)
King Peggy (the first female ruler of Otuam, Ghana)
Andie MacDowell (actress best known by yours truly as the reporter in "Groundhog Day" or the ER-doc love interest of Andrew McCarthy in "St. Elmo's Fire")
...and wait for it...
Paula Abdul (a woman who needs no parenthetical reference)
I'm so excited about this lineup... and even more excited to be able to announce that for every subscription purchased in November, SmartTalk will donate a portion of the proceeds to a charity helping out with the Hurricane Sandy storm recovery efforts. Tickets become available to the public on Nov. 21, so be watching for an update on how and where to buy your tickets.
AND... one more exciting piece of news: DesMoinesFamilies.com will be giving away a pair of series tickets (that means two tickets to every one of these speakers!) during the month of November. How awesome is that?
For a chance to win this pair of tickets, simply enter your comment below telling us which of these women you are most excited to see and why. The winner will be chosen at random on Friday, Nov. 30.