Kara Rickenbach approached Royer’s with a fundraising idea for Manheim Township High School’s Mini-THON in February.
Rickenbach, a junior and head of the Lancaster County school’s donor and alumni relations committee, wanted to sell corsages and boutonnieres to classmates attending homecoming in October.
Working with Pam Sigel, who manages Royer’s Lancaster North store, Rickenbach and other committee members took orders during school lunches.
Earning a 15 percent commission on their sales, the committee raised $413.86. The school’s seventh annual Mini-THON, scheduled for Feb. 24, will benefit Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
Cheryl Brill, Royer’s vice president of retail operations, said the company hopes to build on Rickenbach’s efforts by working with Manheim Township and other high schools on similar fundraisers.
Photo: From left, Christopher Sneeringer, Mini-THON advisor, and Kara Rickenbach, donor and alumni committee chair, Manheim Township High School; and Pam Sigel, store manager of Royer’s, 873 N. Queen St., Lancaster.