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Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary!

Rogue Winterfest 2012

Rogue Winterfest is a magical five-day Festival held at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel in Grants Pass, Oregon. Each year, 4,000 people attend a series of delightful events over the course of these five days, making Rogue Winterfest Josephine County’s largest winter festival. 

Proceeds from the event help thousands of children, youths, adults, and families in need of mental health services at Family SolutionsKairos, and Options for Southern Oregon. Funds for these nonprofit agencies are raised through sponsorships, ticket sales, Silent Auction bids, the Gala Auction of 25 beautifully decorated trees, and works of art designed by local artists. Our theme for 2012 is Southern Oregon Bounty.

This year, we celebrate Rogue Winterfests 10th Anniversary! To commemorate this special anniversary, we have added new events and creative touches.

Gala Event & Grand Tree and Art Auction – Thursday, December 6
The Golden Social (a new event, a private viewing for 55+ only) – Friday, December 7
Weekend Holiday Events – Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9
Culinary Christmas Classic and Silent Auction – Monday, December 10

On behalf of Family SolutionsKairos, and Options for Southern Oregon, we thank you for your support. We hope you will be part of Rogue Winterfest’s 10th anniversary celebration.

We would like to thank Evergreen Federal Bank for graciously donating the use of The Bear Hotel for all Festival events; Cauble and Cauble Attorneys at Law, for their Diamond Sponsorship; Taprock Northwest Grill, for sponsoring the Southern Oregon Bounty Gala Event and Auction; and Highland House and Royale Gardens, for sponsoring the Golden Social.

Featured Sponsor: Evergreen Federal Bank

Evergreen Federal Bank is proud to sponsor Rogue Winterfest for the sixth consecutive year. “Through our participation, we are able to support local nonprofits and strengthen our community,” says Evergreen Federal Bank President Jeff Hyde. “We applaud the work that Family Solutions, Kairos, and Options for Southern Oregon do for our community.”

This year’s event promises to be “Out-of-this-World” as Evergreen’s Bear Hotel takes Christmas on Mars into the realm of 3D. Bear Hotel artists are already beginning to transform displays into artwork visitors can step “into,” giving the experience a whole new experience.

“Our goal is to utilize the Bear Hotel as a community asset,” adds Jeff Hyde. “We look for ways to create positive experiences that people of all ages can enjoy while benefiting our community.”

We want to send a special thank-you to the Bear Hotel staff for everything they do to ensure the success of Rogue Winterfest!

Featured Sponsor: Michaels & Michaels Creative

People cannot stop raving about Rogue Winterfest’s elegant new look. From our gorgeouswebsite to our stunning publications, we have one special sponsor to thank: Michaels & Michaels Creative, LLC.

Few Rogue Valley agencies offer such a wide range of creative services. Delivering excellence at affordable rates, Michaels & Michaels Creative provides web development, graphic design, writing, editing, proofreading, SEO research and analysis, photography, and audio, video, and multimedia production.

This past year, they developed a compelling new website and graphic identity for bothRogue Winterfest and Family Solutions. They also design publications for Kairos, and they are preparing to do a website makeover for Options for Southern Oregon.

Michael and Melissa are enthusiastic about good causes. That’s why they’re committed to working with organizations and people who enrich our community—like educational institutions, nonprofits, arts and cultural organizations, medical professionals, psychotherapists, consulting agencies, the hospitality industry, publishers, authors, and artists.

Whatever your vision, Michaels & Michaels Creative can create something you will not only love but be proud to share with others. For more information, emailcreatives@michaelsandmichaels.com, call 541.840.2505, or visit their website atwww.michaelsandmichaels.com. You can find a list of clients and links to their websiteshere.

Thank you, Melissa and Michael, for helping us celebrate the beauty and significance of Rogue Winterfest!

Featured Event: Culinary Christmas Classic

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We invite wineries, breweries, restaurants, and other local artisans to showcase their culinary products during this delicious evening. Culinary experts are paired with wineries and breweries to bring you an outstanding wine and food tasting event. Bid on Silent Auction items, stroll through The Bear Hotel to view the decorated trees and incredible artworks, and take in Evergreen Federal Bank’s one-of-a-kind Christmas on Mars 3D displays while sampling gourmet foods and the finest of Southern Oregon wines and brews. Dance to the savory rhythms of Latin-Jazz band Living on Dreams during this memorable evening. For more details, visit the Culinary Christmas Classic section of our website.

If you represent a culinary or beverage establishment and you would like to participate in the Culinary Christmas Classic, please contact Sue Price at sue@roguewinterfest.orgor 541.890.5472.

Below is a list of our Culinary Christmas Classic sponsors to date.

Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries:
Brandy Peak Distillery
Bridgeview Winery
Del Rio Vineyards
Plaisance Ranch and Winery
Rosella’s Winery
Troon Vineyards
Serra Vineyards
Schmidt Family Vineyards
Wild River Brewing Co.
Wooldridge Creek Winery

Culinary Establishments:
Bohemian Bar and Bistro
Cynthia’s Home Sweet Home
Goodness Gracious Café and Catering
Highland House and Royale Gardens
Historic Prospect Inn, Hotel and Dining
Homemade Confections
Ma Mosa’s
Orchid Grill
Rogue Creamery
Rogue River Lodge
Rosso’s Trattoria
The Vine Restaurant

Coffee Service:
Jumpin’ Bean

Provided by Taprock Northwest Grill and Grants Pass High School Culinary Department

We are accepting Silent Auction items to be auctioned during the Culinary Christmas Classic. For instructions on how to donate, please visit the Silent Auction section of our website or contact Jane Whaley (jwhaley@solutionsor.org / 541.776.5793, ext. 202).

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We are adding Silent Auction items every day.  Check to see our lastesthttp://roguewinterfest.org/auctions/silent-auction. Current Silent Auctions Items include:
Susan Headley van Campen Signed & Framed 1983 Original Lithograph (76/350) Peggy Lavelle
Overnight Stay at Seven Feathers Resort and Casino & Dinner for Two Seven Feathers Resort and Casino
Teacup/Saucer Leslee O’Brien
One-Hour Massage Belisle & Associates Therapeutic Massage
One-Hour Massage Belisle & Associates Therapeutic Massage
Four Matted Pastel Original Art Jason Rochholz
Framed Print Ellen Johnson
Overnight for Two Adults/Two Children,
Meals, & Tour
Safari West and Ellen Johnson
Film Fan Pass Ashland Independent Film Festival
One Snap on Smile Angellift Dental Center
Gift Certificate for Goldsmiths Diamonds & Design Southern Oregon Magazine
Portland Rose Festival Weekend Pass Portland Rose Festival
Jetboat Ride Jerry’s Rogue Jets
8×12″ Cibachrome Photo in 16×20″ Gold Frame entitled “Doi Suthep, Thailand” Cynthia Charat
Overnight Stay with Dinner & Breakfast for Two Wolf Creek Inn
One-Year Subscription 1859 Oregon’s Magazine
Web Development & Graphic Design Services Michaels & Michaels Creative, LLC (Designer of Rogue Winterfest website & publications)
Portland Rose Festival Pass Rose Festival 2013
One Family Pass: Two Adults and Four Children or Grandchildren Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
Two Admission Tickets Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Two General Admission Tickets Oregon Caves National Monument
Oil Painting entitled “End of the Pallette” Janice Guttenburg
Oil Painting entitled “Snow” Janice Guttenburg
Dagoba Organic Chocolates Sampler Dagoba Chocolate
7-BR Vacation Rental at Galice Resort Lodge Galice Resort Lodge
Voucher for One Complete Eye Examination Oregon Eye & Vision Center, Dr. Graham McPartland, OD
One hand-made Quilt, purple & green grapevine theme, with a cabin in the center Sandy Amish
Klamath Adventure Package – Two night stay at Lake of the Woods Resort with Dinner at The Lodge, and 1/2 day Rafting Trip on the Klamath River or Klamath Lake Kayak trip for two Lake of the Woods,
Lake of the Woods Lodge and Roe Outfitters
Original Framed Water Color Painting – Santa Barbara Restaurant Artist – John Andrich
Black and White Framed Photo Photographer – Larry Price, Jr.
$40 Gift Certificate for Central Art Supply Central Art Supply in Medford
“Aria” is an original issue of the “So Truly Real” vinyl doll created for the Every Little Breath’s a Blessing. Sally Howell – Wilson
Ashland Package -Two night stay at Ashland Springs Hotel and two tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Ashland Springs Hotel and OSF
1 White, Beautiful Wood-Carved Heart Gary “Wiz” Burns
1 Brown, Beautiful Wood-Carved Heart Gary “Wiz” Burns
1 Red, Beautiful Wood-Carved Heart Gary “Wiz” Burns
VIP Escorted Applegate Valley Wine Tour with Lunch for 4 Wine Country Tours of Southern Oregon
Full Day Rafting Trip on the Rogue River with Lunch for two. Rogue Wilderness Adventures
Bandon Vacation – Two Night Stay and 18 holes of Golf for Two with Cart at Bandon Crossings. Bandon Chamber of Commerce

THANK YOU to all our sponsors who make this evening possible!

Evergreen Federal Bank, 969 SE 6th St., Grants Pass (Monday–Friday, 9–5 pm)
OR you can purchase tickets online at the Tickets section of our website

For more information on Rogue Winterfest or to learn how you can get involved, please visit our website at www.roguewinterfest.org or contact Event Planner Sue Price (sue@roguewinterfest.org / 541.890.5472) or Event Coordinator Gigi Ashley (gigi@roguewinterfest.org / 541.660.3430).

Please make a difference in our community and be a part of this years 10thAnniversary Rogue Winterfest Celebration!

With warm appreciation and gratitude,

THANK YOU on behalf of Family SolutionsKairos, and Options for Southern Oregon!

To learn more about Rogue Winterfest or how to get involved, please visitwww.roguewinterfest.org or contact:
Sue Price, sue@roguewinterfest.org | 541.890.5472
Gigi Ashley, gigi@roguewinterfest.org | 541.660.3430


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