Ada — Local Christian rap artist Aaron Ray, from Stratford, will release his debut music video soon.
Ray said his video was filmed at several locations in Stratford, Ada and Shawnee. Sherman Johnson of I AM Nex Films, in conjunction with I AM Records, filmed the video.
The video, entitled ‘Speak Up,’ features the story of a teenage girl who turns to drugs, alcohol and peer pressure in order to find life’s answers and is killed in a car wreck after a party. The video was produced in an attempt to help turn young people away from drugs and alcohol, Ray said.
To bring the video to life, Stratford EMS and police joined forces with Ray by facilitating a car wreck on a rural road, displaying the effects of drinking and driving. Ray said people from Ada, Stratford, Sulphur and Shawnee performed in the video.
Ray said he and I AM Records will announce the date of a release party in the near future. Videos and CDs can be ordered from Jane Wilkerson at 405-213-3005 or 580-759-6448.
Maurices Jean Jam, a program where residents may donate their used jeans to Maurices for kids returning to school, is slated to begin July 15-28. In fact, for every pair of gently used denim donated, residents will received a 20 percent discount coupon for purchase, store officials said.
Maurices is located at 1182 North Hill Center. It is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, contact the store at 580-436-2197.