June 28, 2012

Save the Date!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

… for Rogue Winterfest 2012!

Josephine County’s largest holiday festival, Rogue Winterfest is held at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel. Each year, this venue undergoes a spectacular transformation into a winter wonderland, bringing the community together to help support Josephine County’s nonprofit mental health organizations: Family Solutions, Kairos (formerly SOASTC), and Options for Southern Oregon.
Research shows that mental health problems are linked with a host of societal concerns, including physical health outcomes. Josephine County is fortunate to have three outstanding mental health organizations that address the needs of the children, teens, adults, and families in our community. Together they serve more than 5,000 individuals annually, and approximately four times as many low-income individuals are eligible for services.
Your contributions and participation in this festive fundraising event will help thousands get the help and care they need to improve the overall health of our community. Rogue Winterfest sponsorships, donations, admission, and auction sales help fund children’s mental health programs, school-based counseling and supports, therapeutic foster care, crisis services, life-skills development, housing, and in-home services. Please join us this year to help build a healthier community for us all.

GALA EVENT & HOLIDAY AUCTION

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

This catered dinner by Taprock Northwest Grill features Chef Dennis, entertainment, and local wines. Exquisite trees and art displays will be auctioned. Bid on items for your family, friends, or favorite charity during this incredible evening.

GOLDEN SOCIAL (Seniors only)

Friday, December 7, 2012, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Sponsored by The Highland House and Royale Gardens

A private viewing for our friends 55 and over, this event features music of the 1940s and 1950s. Hosted coffee and dessert will be served. Live entertainment from the ’40s and ’50s performed by Bob Armstrong and Debbie Kennedy.

WEEKEND FESTIVAL EVENTS

Sunday, December 9, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Open to the public

This is a holiday event for the whole family. The public is invited to view creatively decorated trees and locally produced art along with Evergreen Federal Bank’s legendary Christmas on Mars Exhibit. Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Snow Queen; engage in family activities and games; and enjoy live entertainment.

CULINARY CHRISTMAS CLASSIC

Monday, December 10, 2012, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Savor culinary tastings from Southern Oregon’s finest restaurants, caterers, wineries, and breweries. Mingle among the creatively decorated trees, enjoy the entertainment, and bid on unique silent auction items.

GET INVOLVED!

To find out how you can get involved, please visit www.roguewinterfest.org or contact:

Sue Price, sue@roguewinterfest.org | 541-890-5472

Gigi Ashley, gigi@roguewinterfest.org | 541-660-3430