AIM will present abstinence drama on Aug. 1

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 21, 2003

Students in Pike County will get the chance to see first hand how sex before marriage can affect the rest of their lives.

The (AIM) (Abstinence in Motion) Project will present the teen drama "Rewards" at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Adams Center Theater. The featured speaker for the event will be Josh Maddox.

"'Rewards' tells the story of a teenage couple who ends up facing tough circumstances after having premarital sex," said Steven Salter, public relations consultant for AIM. "The drama is intended to take the facts of teens engaging in sexual activity and bring them to life."

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The cast is comprised primarily of local high school and college students from the Pike County area.

"'Rewards' gives students who believe in abstinence a chance to have a voice," Salter said. "Following the drama,

Josh Maddox will speak. Maddox is a former college athlete who speaks to youth and college audiences all across the Southeast. He communicates to students the positive effects of abstinence. He also points out that the lifestyle of abstinence before marriage is not only possible, but also the best choice for a healthy future."

Salter said all youth and their parents are encouraged to attend.

"Admission to 'Rewards' is free and we hope that youth and their parents will begin now making plans to attend this very important event."