To name a new arrangement, Royer’s Flowers & Gifts is going back to a method that worked well this summer: turning to the public for help.
Royer’s has developed a new European-style arrangement that will be offered year-round. It comes in a clear glass cube and features three types of greens and white flowers: one-dozen roses plus alstroemeria, hydrangea, veronica and stock.
Three people submitted the winning name, and as their prize they will receive one of the arrangements in early December when it becomes available to the public. The winners are Lori Heisey of Columbia; Katharine Hoch of Hummelstown; and Diana Myers of York.
“We received many thoughtful suggestions, but as soon as we saw ‘Homespun Holiday’ we knew it was the one,” said Greg Royer, president and CEO of Royer’s. “Thanks to our winners and to everyone else who submitted names. We can’t wait to introduce the Homespun Holiday arrangement.”
Kaitlynn Balmer-Brown has been dancing since age 3, studying jazz, tap and ballet. She also expresses herself through art, drawing graffiti-like designs on paper.
“She was good in art class,” said her stepmother, Emily Brown.
And she was plenty good enough to win the Royer’s Kids Club birthday card design contest.
The Lower Paxton Township sixth-grader’s drawing of a flower and balloons graces the electronic card that Royer’s Kids Club members will receive on their birthdays in the coming year. For Kaitlynn’s effort, she will receive a 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 www.royers.com/kidsclub.
Ephrata Middle School seventh-grader Julia Longenecker is a swimmer and a basketball player. She loves dogs and reading.
The daughter of John and Sandy Longenecker is pretty fond of drawing, too.
“She draws a little bit of everything,” Sandy said. “She likes to draw pictures of animals, flowers.”
In fact, one of Julia’s flower drawings has earned her another descriptor: winner of Royer’s Flowers & Gifts’ 2014 Royer’s Kids Club birthday card design contest.
Her drawing of a flower-filled vase will grace the electronic card that Royer’s Kids Club members will receive on their birthdays in the coming year. For her effort, she will receive a flower delivery on her birthday.
Royer’s annual food drive – Royer’s Stems Hunger – will take place June 20-28. The Royer’s Kids Club will help out with a special event on June 21 for children ages 5 to 12.
They are asked to donate a non-perishable food item as the price of admission and to bring an empty food can that they can fill with flowers to take home.
Participants also will receive a free balloon and have an opportunity to enter the kids club’s birthday card design contest for a chance to win a flower delivery.
Time slots are available at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at each of our 17 stores in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. Registration is required by calling your nearest Royer’s store; click here for locations and contact information.
Jessica Goss and fiancé Jay Castleman of Dover, York County, have plenty of time to plan their wedding, which is scheduled for October 2016.
One thing is certain after they exchange their nuptial vows.
“You know how people go out in a limo?” Goss said. “We’ll go out in the car.”
The car is the couple’s prized 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS, which received the most votes out of the more than 500 cast in Royer’s “Petals to the Metal” photo contest.
For winning, Goss will receive free flowers for all of 2014. Everyone who voted for the five finalists received a “buy one, get one free” coupon for loose bouquets.
The other finalists and their classic autos were Grover Amspacher, Dover, 1967 Plymouth Satellite/GTX; Vern Auker, Marietta, 1929 Ford A five-window coupe; Heather Gross, Spring Grove, 1967 Chevy Chevelle; Dotty Rhoades, Pequea, 1949 Plymouth special deluxe.
We’ve chosen the five finalists in our “Petals to the Metal” classic car and truck photo contest.
Now the voting public gets to drive the contest home.
Through Oct. 23, visitors to www.royers.com/contest can vote – once daily – for one of five classic cars. The owner of the winning entry, to be announced the week of Oct. 28, will receive free flowers for one year.
Everyone who votes will receive a “buy one, get one free” coupon for loose bouquets, similar to the one on the left, redeemable in-store only through Nov. 30.