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Sunriver Resort’s Gingerbread Junction Raises More Than $2,000 for Charity

St. Charles Foundation Children’s Heart Fund Accepts Check During Annual Awards Ceremony

The Sunriver Resort 2011 Gingerbread Junction

Gingerbread Village raised $2,330 for St. Charles Foundation’s Children’s Heart Fund through the sale of nearly 40 “lots” and matching contributions from Sunriver Resort. A check was presented to the Children’s Heart Fund by Sunriver Resort Managing Director Tom O’Shea at an award ceremony for the winners of the Gingerbread Junction contest on Wednesday, December 7.

Two primary winners were recognized at the afternoon event – the People’s Choice Overall Winner and the People’s Choice Children’s Winner — which were selected during the People’s Choice Awards Voting held during the annual Grand Illuminations lighting ceremony at the Resort. A judging panel of community members chose the remaining first, second and third places in each of the 12 categories. 

“Entries for this year’s competition are more unique than ever before,” said Event Director Debra Martyn-Jones, who mentioned cinematic (representations of popular films “Up”, “The Nightmare before Christmas” and “Harry Potter” were present), cultural (a rendition of an In-N-Out Burger Drive-through, an “Occupy Camp Runamuck” depicting animals protesting), and appetizing (Ghost Tree Dinner on the Range Participants, such as Aspen Lakes, 5 Fusion and the Sunriver Resort Owl’s Nest Bar & Grill were all 100% edible) concoctions as proof. 

Gingerbread Junction is part of Sunriver Resort’s annual Traditions festival, which features a variety of holiday-themed events and activities from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. The houses will be on display at the Sunriver Resort Main lodge until January 1, 2012.

About Sunriver Resort: Located in Central Oregon, AAA Four-Diamond, Destination Hotels & Resorts property Sunriver Resort features nearly 250 guestrooms and more than 300 vacation rental properties. Sunriver Resort is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, with 63 holes of championship golf, 28 tennis courts, 35 miles of paved bike paths, three swimming complexes, an on-site marina, stables, observatory, world-class spa and fitness center and first-class youth and teen programs. Just 15 minutes away, Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort offers a plethora of winter activities from serene to extreme. For more information, call 800-801-8765 or visit www.sunriver-resort.com.

Gingerbread Junction 2011 Results

  • People’s Choice Award- Sunriver Resort Human Resources
  • People’s Choice Children’s Division- Molly Burke “Up”

Adult Division

  • 1st- North Pole Paddle, Pedal , Gina Guss and Heather Oxford
  • 2nd - Camp Runamuck, Luann Stanislowski
  • 3rd University of Dayton Alumni

Open Business Division

  • 1st Humane Society of Central Oregon
  • 2nd Powell’s Sweet Shoppe
  • 3rd Phillips Associates LLC

Restaurant Division

  • 1st Aspen Lakes Restaurant
  • 2nd 5 Fusion Restaurant


  • 1st St Francis School Kindergarten
  • 2nd New Beginnings Pre-School

Child Individual

  • 1st Zen Duran (help from Mom)
  • 1st Place Elliott Oxford
  • 2nd Kennedy Willig
  • 3rd Anna & Hunter Thompson

Elementary Individual

  • 1st Meade, Sandiland Vincent Village

Elementary Class

  • 1st Daisy Girl Scout Troop #50086
  • 2nd Girls Scouts Troop #50772
  • 3rd Ensworth School, Mrs. Phillips Class

Middle School Individual

  • 1st Nightmare Before X-mas, Trent Oxford
  • 2nd Hogsmead, Harry Potter- Tristan Irwin
  • 3rd Brena Daly and Evan Daly

Middle School Class

  • 1st High Dessert Middle School Life Skills Class
  • 2nd Cascade Middle School Life Skills Class
  • 3rd- Campfire USA Discovery Club

High School

  • 1st Young Lives Bend HS Teen Parents

High School Individual

  • 1st Molly Burke
  • 2nd Kyriel Butler

Sunriver Resort

  • 1st Sunriver Human Resources
  • 2nd Front Desk
  • 3rd Sales and Marketing

Erin Martin

Sunriver Resort

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