With Palin headlining, the conference sold out more quickly than usual.*
After addressing 5,000 people at an event in St. Charles, Missouri Friday night, Sarah Palin will speak to a crowd expected to be twice that size Saturday afternoon in Virginia at Liberty University for the Extraordinary Women Conference:
The former Alaskan governor will share her testimony of faith to more than 10,000 women who have traveled to Lynchburg for the conference.- JP
"I just want her to share her journey with everyone," said Julie Clinton, conference host and president of the Extraordinary Women organization. "I think she relates to our audience very well and she's very excited about being a part of it."
Hotels around the region have sold out of rooms in anticipation of Palin's visit. The Wingate on Candler's Mountain Road ran out of rooms within 30 minutes of tickets going on sale last March, said Travis Dunn, front desk supervisor.
With Palin headlining, the conference sold out more quickly than usual, Clinton said.
"We usually sell out this event every year, but we usually don't sell out as early as we did this year," she said.
Conference organizers are still selling tickets to the overflow venue at Thomas Road Baptist Church, which will show a live broadcast of the event. Several speakers, including Palin, will make a brief appearance at the overflow venue.