No grit, no pearl.

When it comes to oysters, you don’t get a precious gem without a little irritation.  For Edie Hand, the keynote speaker at the 2018 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, life is the same way: The greatest lessons have been taught to her during her hardest times by strong southern women and her family.

Hand spoke on April 18 in front of a crowd of city leaders and community members at Vestavia Country Club for Mayor Ashley Curry’s first prayer breakfast.

Click Here to Read the article in the Vestavia Voice by Emily Featherston – who also was the photographer at the event.  Or you can view a PDF of the article here.