The 100th anniversary of Ginger Rogers’ birth was celebrated as a fundraiser for the Southern Oregon Historical Society on Sunday, May 1 at the Rogue Valley Country Club.
Tables were dressed in Rogers’ favorite color, which was pink.
Gowns from her extensive wardrobe were modeled and a number sold during the event. There also was a silent auction.
Shady Cove and Trail will identify with Rogers this summer as events are held on her actual birthday, which is July 16th. Among events will be dinners at Rogue River Lodge and Madrone Kitchen. And there will be an event at Union Creek during their musical festival. Other events will be held at Prospect and Union Creek. Escorts:
L to R: Paul Wesner, General Manager, All Natural Pest Elimination; Dexter Williams, medical student & employed at Home Depot; Bill Forbes, Retired, residing in Merlin, OR; Bob Cole, HOPE Equestrian, Past President and Board of Directors; Dr. Phillip Y. Paden, Paden Eye Care Center
Richard Gyuro, Alpacas at Lone Ranch, President Elect-Eagle Point/Upper Rogue Chamber; Jesse Sword, Executive Chef, Green Springs Inn, Ashland; John McBride, General Manager, Wal Mart, Medford and Jerry Shulte, retired, residing in Grants Pass, OR .(Not pictured: Gary Nelson, Retired, lives in Medford.)
Not pictured Rob Kleker and Joe Meerten (from Eagle Point – representing Shady Cove-Upper Rogue Chamber) were overseeing manikin displays of valuable furs and muffs; display tables filled with gold watches, photos, and other memorabilia from Ginger’s personal collection.