Royer’s Flowers & Gifts’ annual children’s book drive returns Oct. 28-Nov. 11 to benefit area public libraries.
For each new book, donors will receive a free bouquet, up to three per family per visit, while supplies last. Used books will not be accepted.
For more information, including library wish lists, visit royers.com/bouquetsforbooks.
In its 11-year history, Bouquets for Books has collected nearly 17,000 books.
Royer’s Kids Club will celebrate Veterans Day with a free event Nov. 11.
Children ages 5 to 12 will have an opportunity to make a special Veterans Day arrangement that includes an American flag.
Participants also will receive a balloon.
Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Registration is required by calling your nearest Royer’s store.
Royer’s has donated $2,640 to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.
For each sale of its “Power of Pink” arrangement, Royer’s donates $10 to breast cancer organizations, including $7,730 to the coalition since 2015.
Based in Lebanon, the coalition (pabreastcancer.org) represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and breast cancer research grants.
The Power of Pink arrangement, redesigned annually, is available year-round.
Photo: From left, Kristen Snoke, community outreach director, PA Breast Cancer Coalition, and Jaime Kevles, marketing coordinator, Royer’s.
Royer’s Kids Club will celebrate Grandparents Day with a free event Sept. 9 in all stores.
Children ages 5 to 12 will have an opportunity to make a special gift for Gram and Grampy: a fall arrangement featuring pompon daisies. Participants also will receive a balloon.
Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required by calling your nearest Royer’s store.
Grandparents Day is Sept. 10.
A big thanks to everyone who contributed to this year’s Royer’s Stems Hunger food drive.
With your help, we collected 1,706 pounds of nonperishable items, bringing the food drive’s seven-year total to more than six tons.
Royer’s Stems Hunger, which took place June 17-July 1, collected 163 pounds for the Greater Berks Food Bank and 1,543 pounds for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
For each nonperishable food item, donors received a free carnation.
Besides Royer’s 16 stores, the food drop-off locations included Drayer Physical Therapy Institute outpatient centers in Carlisle, Dillsburg, Harrisburg, Hummelstown, Lancaster, Mount Joy and York.
Photo: Royer’s in West York collected the most pounds of nonperishable food (194) among our 16 stores. From left, Jamie Raffensberger, sales; Kelly Miller, assistant manager; Jackie Dahms, store manager; Jontra Marquardt, sales; Chris Lentz, designer.
One of our new arrangements, debuting this fall, has all kinds of color, thanks to two short-stemmed orange roses, a mini green hydrangea, a hot pink rose spray and purple statice.
But what the arrangement doesn’t have is a name. This is where you come in.
Royer’s is holding an online name-the-arrangement contest, with the winner receiving one of the arrangements as his or her prize.
The deadline for entries is July 31. Limit one entry daily per email address.
Click here to enter.
Marisa Heisey still has a newspaper article on her bulletin board about winning the Royer’s Kids Club back-to-school coloring contest in 2011.
Six years later, she’s going to need another thumbtack.
Marisa, who is entering seventh grade at Gerald G. Huesken Middle School in the Conestoga Valley School District, won this year’s edition of the Royer’s Kids Club birthday card design contest.
Her design will be featured on the electronic card that Royer’s Kids Club members will receive on their birthdays in the coming year. Her prize is a free flower delivery on her birthday.
Marisa is the daughter of Nevin and Joy Heisey, East Lampeter Township. The couple’s son, Alex, won the kids club birthday card contest in 2010.
The Royer’s Kids Club is free to ages 5 to 12. With parental permission, children may register for the kids club online or at any Royer’s store. Kids club benefits include a membership card, online activities, quarterly e-mail newsletter, contests and in-store events.
No doubt, high school students throughout Royer’s market area will have lasting fond memories of having attended their spring proms.
And eight high school prom committees will have a little extra money after participating in Royer’s first prom fundraiser.
Royer’s sent reimbursement checks representing 10 percent of the $1,621.09 in corsages and boutonnieres purchased for proms at these high schools: Carlisle, Central Dauphin, Cocalico, Ephrata, Lampeter-Strasburg, Manheim Central, Manheim Township, Wyomissing.
The schools may use the reimbursed funds at their discretion. The fundraiser was open to all high schools in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon or York counties.
Royer’s plans to offer a similar fundraiser next year. Prom committees interested in participating in 2018 should contact Jaime Kevles, Royer’s marketing coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 edition of our annual food drive, Royer’s Stems Hunger, benefits the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Greater Berks Food Bank.
Non-perishable items can be dropped off June 17-July 1 at any one of our stores. For every item, the donor will receive a free carnation, up to six per visit.
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank notes that items rich in protein, which are essential to providing adequate nutrition, are the most desired food drive donation items.
• Peanut butter (to-go size)
• Shelf-stable 100 percent fruit juice
• Canned chicken or tuna
• Single-serve macaroni and cheese
• Shelf-stable milk (8 ounces)
• Individual fruit cups (peaches, pears, mixed fruit, 4 ounces)
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank asks that all items be labeled, factor- sealed and in good condition.
This is one birthday celebration that lasts an entire month.
Royer’s annual birthday card design contest, which is open to children ages 5 to 12, runs through June 30.
The winning design will adorn the Royer’s Kids Club birthday card, which is emailed to all kids club members on their birthdays. The winning artist will receive free flowers on his or her birthday.
Entry forms are available at all Royer’s stores or can be downloaded by clicking here. To be eligible, entries must be dropped off at a Royer’s store by June 30.