November 19, 2013

Gala & Grand Auction

A Magical Night

Thursday, December 5, 2013

5:00 to 9:00 pm

Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel
2101 NE Spalding Avenue, Grants Pass

$85 per person or $600 per table of eight

ONLY 2 Tables left to sell! Buy your tickets now! Purchase online or in person at:

Evergreen Federal Bank, 969 SE 6th St., Grants Pass

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Sponsored by Taprock Northwest Grillthe magical Gala and Grand Auction is one of four spectacular events offered during Rogue Winterfest. Each year, the best of Southern Oregon’s designers and artists debut their artistic creations to be auctioned during the evening. Generous businesses and community supporters have sponsored the exquisite trees. Artworks and trees will remain up throughout the Festival for the community to enjoy.

The evening kicks off at 5:00 pm with a Wine Reception and Viewing of the trees, artworks, and Evergreen Federal Bank’s Christmas on Mars and the Northern Lights exhibit.


Live music is provided by 3 Little Birds. Since 2012, 3 Little Birds has been uplifting, inspiring, and loving on all who hear their positive and love-inspired music. They say, “We’re here for one reason only: to love through our music.” Mixing the island vibes of the Caribbean, Hawaiian, and Latin worlds of music, 3 Little Birds is always creating smiles and laughter. Band members include Antonio Melendez, Aliana DeVictoria, and Victor Chaymouni.

Southern Oregon Bounty Feast

This scrumptious feast is prepared and sponsored by one of Southern Oregon’s premier dining establishments, Taprock Northwest Grill and Event Center. Taprock Northwest Grill has graciously donated the preparation of dinner and service for this event. All ticket sales will go directly to Family SolutionsKairos, and Options for Southern Oregon.

Thank you, Taprock, for your generous contribution and for making this special night possible!

Featured Wines and Brews

Bridgeview Winery
Dancin’ Vineyards
DeVitt Winery
Del Rio Winery and Vineyards
Ledger David Cellars
Rosella’s Vineyard
Schmidt Family Vineyards
Serra Vineyards
Troon Vineyard
Wild River Brewing Company
Wooldridge Creek Winery

Wines have been co-sponsored by the above wineries, Bank of the Cascades, Family SolutionsKairos, and Options for Southern Oregon Boards of Directors.


Sliced Beef with Rogue Creamery “Oregon Blue Reserve” butter compound

Roasted Chicken with Lavender Fields Forever lavender, thyme, and lemon aioli

Roasted Klamath fingerling potatoes donated by Harry & David

Seasonal fresh vegetables from Fresh Express

Organic wild greens, spinach, and arugula from Fresh Express tossed with Kirsch Family Farms hazelnuts, Harry & David cranberries, Rogue Creamery Eco Mountain Blue Cheese crumbles, homemade croutons, and Rising Sun Farms Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

Assorted Fresh Breads

Pear Torte made with Harry & David pears and Natural Pear Brandy from Brandy Peak Distillery, topped with Kirsch Family Farms hazelnuts and whipped cream

Featured Culinary Suppliers

Taprock Northwest Grill and Event Center
DASSH Bakery
Fresh Express
Kirsch Family Farms
Harry & David
Lavender Fields Forever
Rising Sun Farms
Rogue Creamery

Live Auction

Thousands of lights are sparkling, the Bear Hotel is decked out to its fullest, the band is playing your favorite song, your tastebuds are deliciously sated, you ask for another glass of wine. The excitement is building until, at last … Auctioneer Chris Caldwell steps onto the stage and calls out, “Welcome to the 2013 Rogue Winterfest Live Auction!”

Auction items include decorated trees, heirloom art pieces, and a Mexico destination getaway. Proceeds from the auction will help children, teens, adults, and families at three of Josephine County’s mental health organizations. Bid often … bid high! Make sure you check out all of the extraordinary gift items under the trees. Bid on your favorite item for your home, office, or charity.

See Gala Auction to get a sneak peek at what will be auctioned this year.

A special thank-you to Southern Oregon Audio Visual for providing all of our lighting and audio needs throughout the Festival. You make us look good!

Thank you, Siro!

About Rogue Winterfest

The Festival showcases beautifully decorated trees and one-of-a-kind art pieces designed by talented local artists and designers. Rogue Winterfest’s four main events span five exhilarating days from December 5 through December 9, 2013: Gala & Grand Auction, Golden Social, Weekend Holiday Event, and the Culinary Christmas Classic. All events are held at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel in Grants Pass—a unique venue transformed into a magical holiday wonderland surrounded by Northern Lights. Funds raised during this spectacular community festival support three mental health agencies in Josephine County: Family SolutionsKairos, and Options for Southern Oregon. For a description of events during Rogue Winterfest, please see the details at the bottom of this newsletter or visit our website.

All events are held at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel, 2101 NE Spalding Avenue, Grants Pass, Oregon.

For More Details

Visit or contact:

Event Planner Sue Price or 541.890.5472


Event Coordinator Gigi Ashley or 541.660.3430

Rogue Winterfest tickets are on sale at or in person at Evergreen Federal Bank, 969 SE 6th Street, Grants Pass. Last year, both the Culinary Christmas Classic and Gala Event & Grand Auction sold out! Don’t miss out … get your tickets NOW!