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  Edie Hand and the You Pave The Way Program are busy at at number of locations so please stop back often to see the latest information.  

Next Chrismtmas AlbumA Great Christmas Gift for You or the Family

Independent recording artist, Robbie Rhodes “NEXT Christmas” album is now available for purchase and proceeds benefit the Edie Hand Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Rhodes’ original song, “Let’s Play Jingle Bells,” and a new arrangement of “You’re All I Want for Christmas/This Year,” will be the first singles from the CD released to radio.  This stellar charity album also includes renditions of seasonal classics like, “O Holy Night,” “What Child is This” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?”  Robbie will play select tour dates across the country to support this release. Listen to a sample of music from this album.

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Scott Crump Toyota- You Pave The WayThe You Pave The Way Event on October 20th, 2012 at Scott Crump Toyota was a Great Success.

To show their support for both the You Pave the Way program Linc Handand the local theater group, Corner Theatre Academy, Scott Crump Toyota Scion donated $5 when someone took a test drive in one of their vehicles.

Linc Hand, local actor who is coming on strong in Hollywood also appeared at this event. Linc can be seen in the upcoming movie, "42" about Jackie Robinson's first year in the Major Leagues. Watch the movie trailer where link appears pitching to Jackie.


September 13, 2011 - The Walker County Board of Education is teaming up with local author Edie Hand in an effort to positively affect students in the area.

The “You Pave the Way” program is designed to assist students and their parents with issues affecting young people. The program is based on Hand’s book “31 Things to Raise a Child’s Self Esteem” and will kick off locally Tuesday night with an event at the Sumiton Community Center.

Additional Speaking Programs will be at these Walker County schools (Dates may be subject to change)

Sept 13 - T. S. Boyd (Pre K- 8)

September 20th Curry Elementary school in cafeteria, Curry High and Middle Schools

Sept 27 - Curry High (9-12 grades) and Sipsey (Pre K- 8) in the Gym

October 19th- Sumiton Christian School

Oct. 25 - Cordova High, Middle & Elementary along with Valley School in the the Gymnasium

Nov 6th - Florence Library

Nov. 8th - All Oakman Schools and all three Parrish Schools in the Gym

November Date TBD: Sumiton middle, Dora & TS Boyd schools (Special lunch event),

December 2nd - Jasper Library 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

December 3rd- Huntsville (location information will be posted soon)

December 6th - Carbon Hill, Lupton and Orphanage in Eldridge.   All Walker County Schools.

Other Events for You Pave The Way
Dove- Self Esteem for Girls

October 13th - Launch into Jefferson County Schools. In acknowledgement of the work Dove has been doing to help young women across the country we invite you to view their activity and information guides.

October 6 & 7th: Austin Texas Alliance for Women in Media and high school and College to help young Girls with their self-esteem

October 19th -Sumiton Christian helping to build Girls and boys Self-Esteem

October 26: Sumiton Christian to help build Senior High Girls Self-Esteem

November 3rd -New York Alliance for Women in Media

February 4 & 5th 2012- Las Vegas at the National Auto Dealers Convention - Women’s Automotive Alliance event

Here is a brief list of Sponsors, Schools where Edie Hand has spoken or where the school is participating in the program and other community organizations that have featured Edie Hand at their Clubs.

Alliance for Women in Media (Nation Wide) pilot in Atlanta, GA with expansion planned for the fall of 2011
Scott Crump Toyota in Jasper
Vestavia Library in Vestavia, Al
Maddox Middle School in Jasper, AL
Walker High School in Jasper, AL
Cullman County Schools
Franklin County Schools
University of North Alabama 
Georgia State University 
Virginia College 
Huntsville, AL Survivors Dinner and Relay for Life program
City of Sumiton with Relay for Life Cancer Walk
Alliance for Women in Media Breakfast Key speaker on You Pave the Way
First Lady of Alabama, Mrs. Bentley, to endorse our launch in Vestavia fall of 2011
NASCAR Driver, Jennifer Jo Cobb, endorsed the Your Pave The Way Program at  Talladega in April 2011
Askpatty.com, Jody Devere, to endorse with a Women’s conference in Memphis, TN   October 2011
Rotary Clubs
Kiwanis Club 
Business and Professional Women’s Clubs
Pilot Clubs
Corner Middle and High Schools
Walker County Schools 
Baldwin County Schools
Franklin County Schools



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