2012 Christmas on Mars 3 in 3D
Evergreen celebrated a third year of hosting Christmas on Mars at Evergreen’s Bear Hotel in Grants Pass. Customers and their guests were magically transported to the surface of Mars to experience 3D effects and ride in Santa’s Rocket Ship Sleigh. Christmas on Mars is an Evergreen Event and admission is FREE.
2012 Rogue Winterfest
Sponsored by Evergreen and held at Evergreen’s Bear Hotel, Rogue Winterfest is a 5-day event that includes a Culinary Night, Gala Christmas Tree Auction & Dinner, Golden Social, and Public Open House. This is a fundraising event that benefits nonprofit organizations: KAIROS, Family Solutions and Options of Southern Oregon.
2012 Magical Musical Christmas Murals
During the winter holiday season Evergreen decorates downtown Grants Pass with 18 Christmas murals depicting holiday images through thousands of fiber-optic lights. Evergreen was proud to unveil a new mural in 2102 titled “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” featuring music performed by Grants Pass South Middle School Choir.
2012 A Day for Dogs
Held at Evergreen’s Bear Hotel, A Day for Dogs treated dogs and their owners to a special dogs-day-out. Guests were entertained by a dog reader, enjoyed fresh biscuits from the Dog Barkery, received health and training tips, posed for pictures, and gobbled Taylor Sausage hot dogs. All proceeds for the event benefited local nonprofit Canine Angels.
10-Year Celebration of Community Events
2012 marked 10-Years of Evergreen Community Events. To celebrate, Evergreen displayed over 70 public artworks including BearFest Bears, Declaration of Independence Shields & Eagles, and Doors of Oregon on the streets of downtown Grants Pass.
2012 The Illinois Valley Gateway Project
Evergreen was proud to be a sponsor of the Illinois Valley Gateway Project supporting Cave Junction as “the Gateway to the Oregon Caves National Monument.” Local Illinois Valley artists were selected through the Illinois River Valley Arts Council to paint 20 custom gates. These gates were auctioned to support IRVAC’s Art in the Valley and Learning through Art Programs.
Concerts in the Park and Back to the ‘50s
It wouldn’t be summertime in Grants Pass without Concerts in the Park and Back to the ‘50s…and Evergreen is the proud Title Sponsors of BOTH! Throughout the summer Evergreen sponsors over 8 concerts in beautiful Riverside Park, and a week of ‘50s fun that attracts over 5,000 people to our area.
Josephine County Food Bank and Raptor Creek Farms
Evergreen has partnered with the Josephine County Food Bank and the Raptor Creek Farm Project to help fight hunger. Evergreen has pledged $30,000 to Raptor Creek Farm, which will provide a sustainable food source for our community. In addition, Evergreen’s staff is committed, volunteering time, energy, and resources to complete this project.
Josephine Community Libraries Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
Over 600 people attend the annual Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast at Evergreen’s Bear Hotel. This event encourages kids of all ages to read and learn something new at our Josephine Community Libraries.
Perhaps one of Evergreen’s most beloved events, BearFest has entertained residents and visitors of Grants Pass for over six years. A total of 163 life-sized fiberglass bears embellished by local artists have been displayed and some auctioned raising over $440,000 for local nonprofits. BearFest bears and the Wild Bunch BearFest Bears on Harleys have even been seen visiting Brookings and Rogue River. While not on public display, they hibernate at Evergreen’s Bear Hotel. To schedule a tour of Evergreen’s Bear Hotel call Evergreen at: 541-479-3351.
Other Community Events
Evergreen has established a reputation of being a true community bank committed to helping local organizations and fostering a better quality of life. In addition to the above mentioned, below is a list of organizations and events that Evergreen has hosted or helped sponsor:
- An Old Fashioned Celebration of America
- Applause for Paws
- Blue Slide Project
- Boy Scouts
- Boys & Girls Club of the Rogue Valley
- Chamber of Commerce
- Community Book Drive
- College Dreams
- Doors of Oregon
- Evergreen Park
- Flower Basket Program
- Four Way Foundation
- Fraud Prevention Seminars
- Finding Bigfoot Interactive Mystery
- Friends of the Fairgrounds
- Friends of the K-9
- Gospel Rescue Mission
- Grants Pass Association of Realtors
- Grants Pass Booster Club
- Grants Pass High School Programs
- Grants Pass Little League
- Grants Pass Museum of Art
- Habitat for Humanity
- Heart 2 Heart
- Head Start Fresh Food Project
- Hidden Valley High School Programs
- Homeward Dreams
- Home, Holidays, Hometown
- Hope Floats
- Illinois Valley High School Programs
- Imagination Village
- Jackson and Josephine County Animal Shelters
- Josephine County Historical Society
- Josephine County Home Builders Association
- Lovejoy Hospice
- Make–A-Wish Foundation
- Murder Mystery Weekend
- National Guard Send Off and Operation Care Package
- New Hope Christian School
- North Valley High School Programs
- RCC Foundation
- Rogue Music Theatre
- Rogue Valley Boys & Girls Club, Taste of the Rogue
- Salute to our Heroes
- Special Olympics
- Taste of the Rogue
- Toys for Tots
- Veterans of America
- Veteran’s Day Walk of Honor
- Veterans of Foreign Affairs
- Wildlife Images Education and Rehabilitation
- Wilderness Trails
- Women’s Crisis Support Team
- Wreaths Across America
- 4-H and FFA