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Royer’s name-the-arrangement contest lands with a ‘Citrus Splash’

You might call Karen Nowak a late bloomer when it comes to contests.

Nowak, a retired teacher from Leola, Lancaster County, said she never wins anything. She didn’t even enter Royer’s Flowers & Gifts’ online name-the-arrangement contest right away before submitting a different suggestion daily for a week.

“Yeah,” she said, “I just thought it was fun. Each day thinking, now what can I do?”

Fun and, ultimately, fruitful. Her submission “Citrus Splash” was selected as the winner among more than 900 entries in the contest, which ran July 15-31.

“Better late than never,” Nowak said upon learning of her win.

Debuting this fall, Citrus Splash will be available in four sizes, small through extra large. The arrangement, which Nowak will receive as a prize, features yellow alstroemeria and daisy pom pons, peach hypericum and mini carnations, and orange carnations.

Greg Royer, Royer’s president and CEO, said the response to the annual contest never ceases to impress him.

“The volume and creativity of the entries says a lot about how passionate our customers feel about flowers,” he said. “Congratulations to Karen and thank you to everyone who participated.”

Lebanon fourth-grader Butts wins Royer’s Kids Club birthday card design contest

Jamie Butts of Lebanon said her daughter, Camryn, plays soccer, basketball and swims. But her interests extend beyond sports.

“Drawing and coloring has always been something that she has liked,” Jamie said.

Camryn is a talented artist, too, as evidenced by the Cornwall Elementary fourth-grader winning this year’s Royer’s Flowers & Gifts Kids Club birthday card design contest.

Her design will be featured on the electronic card that kids club members will receive on their birthdays in the coming year. Her prize is a free flower delivery on her next birthday.

The Royer’s Kids Club is free to ages 5 to 12. With parental permission, children may register for the kids club at any Royer’s store or online at royers.com/kidsclub. Kids club benefits include a membership card, online activities, quarterly e-mail newsletter, contests and in-store events.

This year’s online name-the-arrangement contest runs July 15-31

Royer’s Flowers & Gifts’ annual name-the-arrangement contest is four times more fun this summer.

The winning name will apply to one arrangement (left) that’s available in four sizes, small through extra-large.

The person who submits the winning name will receive a small version of the arrangement (retail value $21.99), which features yellow alstroemeria and daisy pom pons, peach hypericum and mini carnations, and orange carnations.

To enter the contest, visit royers.com/contest.

Limit one entry daily per email address, July 15 through July 31.

Dawn of a new arrangement: introducing Farmhouse Sunset

Being a professional interior designer, Kristin Iwancio said entering Royer’s name-the-arrangement contest was “totally in my wheelhouse.”

Indeed, it was.

Iwancio, of Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, submitted the winning name – Farmhouse Sunset – among 639 total contest entries.

“I love sunsets, so why not go with that? I’m never up early enough for sunrises,” she quipped.

The new arrangement includes two short-stemmed orange roses, a mini green hydrangea, a hot pink spray rose and purple statice.

It measures 13 inches high and nine inches wide.

Although Farmhouse Sunset won’t be available to the public until fall, Iwancio received one early.

It was her prize for naming the arrangement.

Entries due July 31 for this year’s name-the-arrangement contest

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.

Good luck!

Marisa Heisey of East Lampeter wins Royer’s Kids Club birthday card design contest

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.

Royer’s annual kids club birthday card design contest runs through June 30

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.

Our new arrangement gets a name: Patti’s Passion

Patti created it, and Michelle helped name it.

Patti Barclay, store manager for Royer’s in Columbia, Lancaster County, developed an arrangement that was wildly popular with her customers.

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It was so popular that Royer’s decided to offer it in all of its stores and online. But the arrangement didn’t have a name.

So Royer’s asked the public for help. A recent name-the-arrangement contest garnered 550 entries, including two from Michelle Hooper of Manheim Township, Lancaster County, that inspired the arrangement’s new name:

Patti’s Passion.

The arrangement, which will be available companywide on Oct. 1, features carnations, mini carnations, gerbera daisies, spray roses, alstromeria, limonium, hypericum berries, and greens (in hot pink, orange and lime-green) arranged in a large mason jar accented with hot-pink polka dotted and orange ribbon.

Hooper will receive one of the arrangements as her prize.

Thank you to everyone who submitted names.

Chara Harter of Lititz wins 2016 Royer’s Kids Club birthday card design contest

Chara Harter, 10, plays the piano, reads mysteries and historical fiction, and likes to draw.

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In fact, she’s an award-winning artist.

Her drawing of flowers is the winning entry in the 2016 edition of the Royer’s Kids Club birthday card design contest.

Her design will be featured on the electronic card that kids club members will receive on their birthdays in the coming year. Chara’s prize is a free flower delivery on her next birthday.

Chara lives in Lititz with her parents, Carl and Ellen Harter. She will be a fifth-grader at Ephrata Mennonite.

Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s contest.

The Royer’s Kids Club is free to ages 5 to 12. With parental permission, children may register for the kids club at any Royer’s store or online at www.royers.com/kidsclub.

Membership benefits include a membership card, Web site activities, an e-mail newsletter, contests and in-store events.

Our new arrangement: We made it, now you get to name it

Royer’s has a pretty elaborate process for developing new arrangements, typically involving a team of people.

But Patti Barclay, store manager for Royer’s in Columbia, Lancaster County, developed an arrangement on her own by experimenting with her customers’ preferences.

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Her design features carnations, mini carnations, gerbera daisies, spray roses, alstromeria, limonium, hypericum berries, and greens (in hot pink, orange and lime-green) arranged in a large mason jar accented with hot pink polka dot and orange ribbons.

Seemingly as fast as Patti can make one of her arrangements, it’s purchased out of her store’s front cooler. Because of its popularity, Patti’s design soon will be available year-round in every Royer’s store and on royers.com.

“So we’re making it a part of our regular product line,” said Greg Royer, president and CEO of family-owned Royer’s.

But there’s only one problem: The arrangement needs a name.

This is where you come in.

We’re asking the public to offer suggestions in our name-the-arrangement contest. The winner will receive one of the arrangements as his or her prize.

To enter the contest, visit royers.com/contest. The deadline to enter is July 5; limit one entry daily per email address.

Good luck!