October 25, 2012

Featuring the Culinary Christmas Classic


Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary: Rogue Winterfest 2012

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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 Solutions, Kairos, 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 Winterfest’s 10th Anniversary! To commemorate this special anniversary, we have added new events and creative touches.

Gala Event & Grand Tree and Art AuctionThursday, 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 AuctionMonday, 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 SolutionsKairos, 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 gorgeous website 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 both Rogue 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, small businesses, 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, email creatives@michaelsandmichaels.com, call 541.840.2505, or visit their website at www.michaelsandmichaels.com. You can find a list of clients and links to their websites here.

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

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.

Featured Event: Culinary Christmas Classic 

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.org or 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 & 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).

We are adding Silent Auction items every day.  Check here to see our latest additions. Current Silent Auctions Items include:




Susan Headley van Campen Signed & Framed 1983 Original Lithograph, 76/350 Peggy Lavelle $500
Overnight Stay at 7 Feathers & Dinner for 2 Seven Feathers Resort and Casino $250
Teacup/Saucer Leslee O’Brien TBD
One-Hour Massage Belisle & Associates Therapeutic Massage $70
One-Hour Massage Belisle & Associates Therapeutic Massage $70
Matted Pastel Original Jason Rochholz TBD
Framed Print Ellen Johnson $95
Overnight for 2 Adults/2 Children, Meals, & Tour Safari West $600
Film Fan Pass Ashland Independent Film Festival TBD
One Snap on Smile Angellift Dental Center $1,500
Gift Certificate at Goldsmiths Diamonds & Design Southern Oregon Magazine $100
Portland Rose Festival Weekend Pass Portland Rose Festival $206
Good Toward Jetboat Ride Jerry’s Rogue Jets $50
8×12″ Cibachrome Photo in 16×20″ Gold Frame entitled “Doi Suthep, Thailand” Cynthia Charat $150
Overnight Stay with Dinner & Breakfast for 2 Wolf Creek Inn $200
One-Year Subscription 1859 Oregon’s Magazine $18.59
Web Development & Graphic Design Services Michaels & Michaels Creative, LLC (Designer of Rogue Winterfest site) $500
4 wristbands for unlimited carnival rides in the Funtastic midway; 2 General Admission 1-day tickets for the 125th Annual Spring Rose Show; 2 indoor reserved seat tickets for the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade & Queen’s Coronation; 2 General Admission 3-day-passes to the Rose Cup Races Rose Festival 2013 $206
1 Family Pass: 2 adults and 4 children or 4 grandchildren Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum $32
2 admission tickets Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum $40
2 general admission tickets Oregon Caves National Monument $17
1 Box Organic Dagoba Chocolates Dagoba Chocolates $40
Voucher for 1 Complete Eye & Vision Examination Oregon Eye & Vision $130
1 White, Beautiful Wood-Carved Heart Gary “Wiz” Burns $140
1 Brown, Beautiful Wood-Carved Heart Gary “Wiz” Burns $120
1 Red, Beautiful Wood-Carved Heart Gary “Wiz” Burns $115
“Aria” – An original issue of the “So Truly Real” vinyl doll created for the Every Little Breath’s a Blessing collection by artist Andrea Arcello. Sally Howell- Wilson $169
Water Color Artist John Andrich TBD
Framed Photo Photographer Larry Price Jr. TBD
Ashland Springs Hotel and Oregon Shakespeare Festival Package Ashland Springs Hotel and OSF $285
7 Bedroom Vacation Rental Galice Resort Lodge $500
Klamath Adventure Package – Two night stay at Lake of the Woods, Dinner at the Lodge, and 1/2 day Guided Raft trip on the Klamath River or Klamath Lake Kayak Trip for two Lake of the Woods, Lake of the Woods Lodge Restaurant, and Roe Outfitters $550
Bandon Vacation Package- Two night stay with 18 holes of Golf at Bandon Crossings for two Bandon Chamber of Commerce $395
Escorted VIP Applegate Wine Tour with Lunch for 4 People Wine Country Tours of Southern Oregon $500
Full Day Guided Rafting Trip on the Rogue River with Lunch for Two. Rogue Wilderness Adventure $190
Sunday Brunch for 2 at the Jacksonville Inn Jacksonville Inn $44
Beautiful Black Hills Gold Diamond Ring Father & Sons Jewelers $295
Gift Certificate from Morrisey’s Clothes Cottage Morrisey’s Clothes Cottage $60
Golf for 2 With Cart at Centennial Golf Club Centennial Golf Club TBD
Golf for 2 With Cart at Quail Point Golf Club Quail Point Golf Course TBD

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 year’s 10th Anniversary Rogue Winterfest Celebration!

With warm appreciation and gratitude,

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

Please 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