November 25, 2015

An Amazing Community

The Organizations Supported by Rogue Winterfest

It’s just over a week before Rogue Winterfest opens its doors at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel. Rogue Winterfest can only come to fruition with the help and dedication from the community and its amazing culinary and entertainment partners, volunteers, and giving sponsors. This year is no exception.

Since the beginning of the year, 125 passionate volunteers, creative designers, musicians, culinary establishments, and exceptional artists have been working diligently to create a spectacular, one-of-a kind festival. More than 30 holiday trees and heirloom art pieces will be on display this year.

Proceeds from Rogue Winterfest will help children, adults, and families with mental health needs. On behalf of Josephine County mental health agencies Family Solutions, Kairos, and Options for Southern OregonTHANK YOU!”

Evergeen Federal Bank Supports Rogue Winterfest!

Evergreen Federal BankBuilt as part of the $392 million bank’s community reinvestment plan, the Bear Hotel is a 23,000-square-foot facility that got its name from local artists who use the space as a workshop for the annual Grants Pass BearFest. Rogue Winterfest is just one of many events the bank hosts at its popular venue throughout the year to benefit the area’s social services community.

The Bear Hotel“As a community bank, Evergreen feels it is very important to make a positive difference in the communities we serve,” says President Jeffrey Hyde. “It is part of our business plan to actively engage in our community. By working with nonprofits that provide mental health services, we can help those in need, offer resources, and provide solutions. This type of community investment has a lasting effect that can change lives.”

Hyde continues, “The Festival brings our community together to enjoy a positive holiday event. The Golden Social is a special day for seniors living in our community, and Santa visits during the public Weekend Holiday Events, where families can enjoy a variety of activities. This year, all visitors will be able to see Evergreen’s interactive display The Southern Oregon Adventure, which has been newly designed inside Evergreen’s Bear Hotel.

The Southern Oregon Adventure Montage

“Each year, I sit at our table and am impressed with the incredible job the artists have done,” Hyde says. “As I look around the room, I see members of our community with their family and friends; I am pleased to see our community enjoy it.”

Thank you, Evergreen Federal Bank and Bear Hotel staff for making the Rogue Winterfest happen!

Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel

2101 NE Spalding Avenue

Grants Pass

Thank You, AllCare Health!

AllCare Health LogoEvery year, AllCare Health sponsors Rogue Winterfest’s annual festival and fundraiser to improve healthcare in Josephine County. Money raised from this year’s Festival will fund improvements to mental and behavioral health services and increase program offerings in Josephine County.

During the holiday season, when emotions can run especially high as people remember those they’ve loved and lost, mental health programs are valuable to people who find themselves feeling fragile, depressed, or unable to cope with the realities of loss or loneliness. It is crucial to have resources available for people seeking help. That’s why AllCare Health invests in mental and behavioral health programs in communities throughout Southern Oregon.

Family Solutions Girls Home Residents Placing Hands on Table in an Act of Solidarity and Support

AllCare Health emphasizes the importance of a whole-person approach to healthcare. All Oregonians should have access to high-quality healthcare to improve mental and emotional health in addition to physical health so they can get back to being themselves.

As part of our commitment to improving mental healthcare services and providing healthcare that works for our community, we support this year’s Rogue Winterfest and wish all Southern Oregonians a safe and happy holiday season.

Featured Events

Rogue Winterfest

Gala & Grand Auction

Thursday, December 3
5:00 to 9:00 pm, $85
Must be over 21 to attend

The Gala & Grand Auction is the opening night of Rogue Winterfest. This year’s event is SOLD OUT and will welcome 250 guests to enjoy an Oregon Bounty Feast prepared by Taprock Northwest Grill, a wine and brew reception partially hosted by Southern Oregon establishments, entertainment by Park Place Jazz, and the option to bid on 31 decorated holiday trees and one-of-a-kind art, and a wine vacation package. To view a list of auction items, visit our website.

Wine & Brew Reception, Viewing of Trees & Art, and Entertainment

5:00 to 6:00 pm

Dinner

6:00 to 7:00 pm

Oregon Bounty Feast

Fresh Organic Greens from Fresh Express, Roasted Hazelnuts from Kirsch Family Farm, Cranberries, Fresh Pears from Harry & David, Rogue Creamery Blue Cheese Crumbles Tossed with Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette from Rising Sun Farms

Tri-Tip Topped with Avocado Butter & Rogue Creamery Blue Cheese Crumbles

Fresh Steelhead Steamed with Saki & Fresh Herbs

Grilled Asparagus Tossed with Olive Oil & Garlic

Fingerling Potatoes Tossed with Olive Oil & Rosemary

Fresh Bread & Herb Butter

Assorted Fresh Baked Desserts Served Tableside

Murf’s Marvelous Pancakes (Trifles)

Margy Goss

Taprock Northwest Grill

Kat Von Cupcake

Sweet Stuff

Harry & David

Haggen Food & Pharmacy

Powderhorn Café

Brookdale Grants Pass Springs

A Special THANK-YOU to Our Food, Wine, & Brew Sponsors

Weekend Holiday Events Montage

Weekend Holiday Events

Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tickets for the public Weekend Holiday Events are only sold at the door. Admission prices are as follows:

Adult (18–54): $5
Children (4–17) / Senior (55+): $3
Children 3 and under: Free
Family Pass (up to 6 family members): $20

What a fun family day! Don’t miss Santa and Mrs. Claus; Santa’s Workshop; Fishing at the North Pole; the debut of Evergreen Federal Bank’s Southern Oregon Adventure at the Bear Hotel; live entertainment; the Home Depot children’s building project; and viewing of 31 holiday trees, art, and vacation package.

Directions to Bear Hotel

SATURDAY

ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

10:00–10:45 am John Warling
11:00–11:45 am Grants Pass High School Jazz Band
12:00–12:45 pm Talia Rosec
1:00–1:45 pm Grants Pass High School Sounds Unlimited
2:00–2:45 pm Grants Pass Chamber Strings
3:00–3:45 pm Timeless

SUNDAY

ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

10:00–10:45 am Lumina
11:00–11:45 am Bob Clark
12:00–12:45 pm Michael Conn
1:00–1:45 pm Bekkah McAlvage
2:00–2:45 pm Janeen Mcg
3:00–3:45 pm Willie & the Poor Boys

Rogue Winterfest Festival

Note: Although both events (Rogue Winterfest and Evergreen Holiday Event) are held at the Bear Hotel, these two events are completely separate.

Rogue Winterfest tree displays and events will end December 7. Trees and artworks will be delivered to their new home on December 8.

Evergreen’s Holiday Events are held on December 12, 13, and 19 from 10 am to 4 pm for Evergreen customers and their guests only. It will be open to the public at no charge on December 14–18, 21, and 22 from 11 am to 3 pm. For more information, call Evergreen at 541.479.3351. The Evergreen Holiday Event does not feature the Rogue Winterfest Christmas trees.

For More Details

We Sing for Recycling, Rogue Winterfest 2011 Tree

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Visit 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