Members of the Hannibal High School Class of 2013 are making and selling nylon survival bracelets that can hold 550 pounds of weight.
This is a Project Graduation fund-raiser for their after-graduation party at the YMCA of Hannibal.
The bracelets sell for $8 and may be purchased from members of the Class of 2013 or through their Project Graduation Facebook page.
The bracelets are woven from threads that each contain seven strands of nylon, according to Angie Miller, mother of senior Justin Davis.
“The nylon used is military grade,” she said. “They can stretch and hold 550 pounds of weight. They are all USA made, with materials from this country.”
How can the bracelets be used? “They can be used for fishing, on boats and in tents,” Miller explained .
“They are called survival bracelets, and if you have it with you, it could be used for a rope,” said Lori Terrell, the mother of HHS senior Alex Terrell and co-chairperson of Project Graduation with Judy Hodgson.
Terrell added that Angie’s husband is a paramedic and brought one of the bracelets home from a conference. Then, “she figured out how to make them and began making them,” Terrell said.
“She is making them and donating all the proceeds to Project Graduation,” Terrell continued. “We appreciate all her efforts.”
The bracelets are available for group orders, and in any color combination, Terrell said.
Miller and her friends also are making them, along with members of the Class of 2013, she said.
This is just one of the fund-raisers the seniors and their families are doing to help finance this year’s Project Graduation party.
They also sold caramel apples during the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival in October.