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Lee Good created handmade snowman ornaments for Rogue Winterfest, including
the one opposite and the one shown on page 2.
Jolly, happy task
Rogue Winterfest tree designers take
pleasure in creating auction items
L
ee Good and her two daughters are
bringing the illusion of snow to
Rogue Winterfest this season.
Their tree, themed “Let It Snow,” sponsored by Cauble and Cauble Attorneys at
Law, abounds with all that comes with
Christmas — glitter, snowmen, ornaments
and presents.
“We were going for traditional
Christmas with a little flare,” said Susanne
McGee, who’s in her fifth year decorating
Rogue Winterfest
Story by
trees with her sisLinsay Cathey ter Tracy Cauble
and their mother.
“It’s something we
look forward to
Photos by
every year.”
Kevin Launius
The trio’s one of
21 design teams
who are decorating 7 1/2-foot trees for the
annual event that spreads holiday cheer
and raises money for three local mental
health agencies: Kairos, Family Solutions
and Options for Southern Oregon.
Their tree, which they anticipate will
take an entire day to decorate before the
big event, will feature 64 handmade snowmen and snowladies, topped with a snowman’s face and a complete display of two
nearly 4-foot snowmen. There will also be
a handmade mahogany sled with a snowman sitting on it.
Under the tree will be white fleece, simulating snow, and lots of gifts with a snow-
man theme.
Each snowman has a nose and buttons
carefully crafted from polymer clay. Each
nose and button was baked with a straight
pin inside, making it easily attachable to
the snowman ornaments. The girls are
rolled in a flaky, iridescent glitter, while
the boys are rolled in a finer glitter for a
different look, and each have a handmade
scarf and hat.
“I don’t think any two are the same,”
said Good, adding that all items on the
tree must be zip-tied, wired or glued on
securely so they can survive the move to
the festival, then to their new home after
the festival auction.
The sisters agreed that excitement
comes during the gala’s grand auction, as
they are eager to find out the highest bid
for their tree. The auction raises a major
amount of the money for the event while
ticket sales, a silent art auction and sponsorships also contribute to funds raised.
“You want the tree that everybody
wants because it’s worth more money,”
McGee said.
“It’s just nice to see how much the trees
go for and nice to see all the hard work is
going to a good cause,” Cauble said. “And
the money stays local and helps people in
the community.”
Bob Lieberman, executive director of
Kairos, said in the event’s 10 years — the
first four were called Festival of Trees —
between $400,000 and $500,000 had been
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