Red, white, blue and you!
For its final kids club event of 2018, the Royer’s Kids Club is honoring the service of all U.S. military veterans.
Children ages 5 to 12 will have an opportunity to make a patriotic arrangement, featuring red and blue carnations and an American flag.
As the price of admission, participants are asked to bring a new children’s book for Bouquets for Books, Royer’s annual book drive to benefit area public libraries.
Participants also will receive a balloon and may decorate a coloring page for Royer’s annual Holidays for Heroes event, which honors veterans and active military members.
Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Registration is required by calling the nearest Royer’s store.
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.
Any U.S. veteran who stops by a Royer’s store on Nov. 11 will receive a free red, white and blue bouquet.
“No one is more deserving of a national day of honor than the men and women who have served and sacrificed to protect our freedom,” said Greg Royer, president and CEO of the family-owned florist.
“It’s our privilege to offer this gesture of thanks on Veterans Day.”
The offer is available in person at all Royer’s stores.