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With 'Project Ring,' Teens Tackle Tiny Beads to Help Roxbury Social Services

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Roxbury student Ashley Wyble rests atop inventory for Project Ring
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Ashley Wyble works on bracelets for Project Ring fundraiser for Roxbury Social Services
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Roxbury EMT Ashley Wyble makes bracelets for Project Ring
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ROXBURY, NJ – Three Roxbury High School students are hoping you’ll visit the Roxbury Fire Co. 1 station in Succasunna on Friday to check out the custom, hand-made bracelets they are selling to help Roxbury Social Services.

Called “Project Ring,” the charitable effort is being led by 18-year-old Ashley Wyble, a Roxbury High School senior and Ledgewood resident, who is also an emergency medical technician with Roxbury Fire and EMS.

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the fire house, the teens will be selling various types of bracelets, grouped by color, that can be customized or augmented with charms. The bracelets cost $5 (or two for $8) to $15, can be seen by clicking here.

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“I started doing this with my church and I am doing it now as my senior project,” Wyble said. Also on the team are Sarah Horsman and Jeffrey Brodhecker, who is also an EMT.

“We’ve been doing it for about two years now,” Wyble said. “It takes a lot of patience (to make the bracelets). We work with really, really small beads and really thin wires. I can make 10 to 20 in a couple of hours, but my friend can make triple that. It takes someone who has patience and is devoted to doing this.”

Much of the bracelet making takes place in Wyble’s bedroom. “Half of my room is my bedroom and the other half is my office,” she said.

The team has a website and those seeking more information can email Wyble at projectring2016@gmail.com.

The fire station is at 122 Main St. in Ledgewood.

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