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.
When boxes of fresh flowers arrive at our distribution center in Lebanon, often they are stacked on wooden pallets. Needless to say, that’s a lot of wooden pallets over time.
As noted by Cheryl Brill, Royer’s vice president of retail operations, pallets became all the rage a few years ago. A quick Internet search reveals pallets that have been “upcycled” into everything from wine bars to bookshelves, pathways (when taken apart) to lights.
Royer’s had its own purpose.
“We originally became interested in the pallets as outdoor artwork as a way to provide color and interest outside in the drearier months,” Cheryl said.
In Ephrata, Cheryl installed pallets on a wall and attached shelves to them. In Shillington, we turned pallets into display pieces for plants and giftware, with two more decorated with sunflowers by resident artist Lori Emerich, assistant manager of our Lebanon store.
In the accompanying gallery, you’ll find numerous examples of our talented staff bringing new purpose and function to old wooden pallets.
Royer’s annual food drive returns June 17-July 1 to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Greater Berks Food Bank.
For each nonperishable food item, donors will receive a free carnation, up to a maximum of six carnations per visit.
Donations may be dropped off at any Royer’s store during normal business hours.
Additional drop-off locations are available at seven area Drayer Physical Therapy Institute outpatient centers: 3 Jennifer Court, Suite A, Carlisle; 120 N. Baltimore St., Dillsburg; 5000 Commons Drive, Harrisburg; 8125 Adams Drive, Suite B, Hummelstown; 2125 Noll Drive, Suite 100, Lancaster; 755 E. Main St., Mount Joy; 1805 Loucks Road, Suite 200, York.
For the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s wish list, click here.
Royer’s collected hundreds of cards and coloring pages for active military and veterans as part of the American Red Cross’ “Holidays for Heroes” program.
From Nov. 11-23 in each of our 16 stores, Royer’s invited the public to donate the items, which are destined for military installations, VFWs, American Legions, the Lebanon VA and retirement homes in 22 counties in central Pennsylvania.
The American Red Cross (redcross.org/centralpa) prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Last year in central Pennsylvania, the Red Cross assisted close to 2,000 people affected by nearly 750 local disasters.
Photos: Top from left, Kathy Tracy, regional service to armed forces outreach lead, Central PA region, American Red Cross, and Dena Eberhart, human resources manager, Royer’s; left, the hundreds of cards and coloring pages.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Saturday’s Royer’s Kids Club event, our final one of the year.
As you can see from these photos, we had a boo-tiful time celebrating Halloween and promoting our annual children’s book drive, Bouquets for Books.
Royer’s annual children’s book drive returns Oct. 22-Nov. 5 to benefit area public libraries.
For each 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 first 10 years, Bouquets for Books has collected more than 15,000 books.
With the help of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and its members, we ceremonially cut the ribbon — actually a floral garland — on our new Chambersburg store on Sept. 7. The store is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Royer’s is expanding to Chambersburg this fall, which will allow us to extend deliveries into the Hagerstown, Md., area.
Construction has begun on the 4,000-square-foot store on a half-acre at 7 St. Paul Drive, Chambersburg, with a planned September opening.
Chambersburg represents both the farthest west and south that we will have operated from our Lebanon County base. It will be our first store in Franklin County.
“We’ve been looking for our next new growth area for a long time,” said Greg Royer, president and CEO of Royer’s. “Chambersburg is a great market in its own right and gives us a terrific jumping-off point as we begin our move into northern Maryland.”
Light the candles. Royer’s annual birthday card design contest is back.
Children ages 5 to 12 may enter the contest at any time through June 30.
The winning design will adorn the Royer’s Kids Club birthday card, which will be emailed to all kids club members on their special days.
The winning artist will receive free flowers on his or her birthday.
Entry forms are available at all Royer’s stores or downloaded at royers.com/kidsclub. To be eligible, entries must be dropped off at a Royer’s store by June 30.
It’s Mother’s Day, but many days go into making it a truly special occasion.
Our central design department in Lebanon is handcrafting thousands of arrangements across eight days in order to help meet the needs of our stores.
Below are photos of one team making our Charmed Cube arrangement. It comprises a four-inch raspberry-colored cube; hot pink carnations; pink mini-carnations; lavender daisy pompons; lavender button pompons; and babies breath.
Think Mom would like it? You can click here to send her one.