You can serve your country with just a few crayons.
The Royer’s Kids Club is participating in the American Red Cross “Holidays for Heroes” program, which collects coloring pages and holiday cards for service members and veterans.
Download one of these free coloring pages or, if you feel especially creative, make a card of your own.
Coloring pages and cards can be dropped off at any Royer’s store during normal business hours through Nov. 14.
Children of an earlier time did the monster mash. The Royer’s Flowers & Gifts Kids Club has an updated take on Halloween: spooky succulents.
The kids club is celebrating the season with its first virtual event, offering free take-home kits that will allow children ages 5 to 12 to decorate a Halloween tin with a succulent plant.
Kits include a tin decorated with a jack-o-lantern, mummy or Dracula; two-inch succulent; cellophane for lining the tin; instruction sheet with QR code linking to a video with assembly and plant-care tips; and a Halloween coloring sheet.
Kits must be reserved at royers.com/kidsclub while supplies last, limit three per family. In-store pickup of the kits will be available Oct. 19-24.
Royer’s is encouraging moms and dads to send photos of their child’s completed project to [email protected] for sharing on social media.
The outcome of last year’s Royer’s Flowers & Gifts Kids Club birthday card design contest was bittersweet for Emily Rivera.
She was happy for her older sister, Allison, who submitted the winning drawing. But Emily had entered the contest, too. Her parents, Debbie and Angel, explained that there could be only one winner.
And this year, that winner is Emily, who dropped off her entry on her ninth birthday, at the Royer’s Lancaster West store. Emily, whose family lives in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, will be a third-grader at J.E. Fritz Elementary School.
“She loves to read,” her mother said. “She enjoys math.” With the help of a friend, Emily learned how to turn a cartwheel this year.
Emily’s winning entry (featuring flowers and the message, “Have a beautiful birthday”) will adorn the electronic card that kids club members will receive on their birthdays in the coming year. Her prize is a flower delivery.
Congratulations to Emily and thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s contest. We hope to see your entries again next year, so keep drawing!
Meanwhile, the Royer’s Kids Club is free for children ages 5 to 12. Parents may register their children at any Royer’s store or at royers.com/kidsclub. Kids club benefits include a membership card, online activities, a quarterly e-mail newsletter, contests and events.