The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine is holding a statewide raffle for a Children’s Wonderland Playhouse that has been donated to the foundation by the Maine State Prison Industries Program and the Prison Showroom.

The playhouse is three-season insulated, includes solar panel porch lighting, wiring for 110 plug-in power and is decorated with beautiful artwork from Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Tickets cost $20 each and the final drawing will be held on Oct. 1. All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine.

The playhouse was hand, or “stick built” by seven prisoners who put in more than 200 man-hours to see the house come to life.

“We wanted to do something for a great organization and I knew our prisoner workforce would be excited to have an opportunity to give something back thus providing us with a morale boost too,” said Bob Walden, Director of Maine Prison Industries, in a news release. “As you can imagine, prison life does not always promote the most positive atmosphere or attitudes so this project seemed like a win-win-win situation for all involved especially for some very deserving wish children.”

“This is an amazing work of craftsmanship,” said Jim Christie, Development Director at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine. “With an estimated street value of $10,000 or more, we are hoping to be able to raise enough money to grant multiple wishes from this effort.”

The playhouse measures 11-feet tall by 8-feet wide by 8-feet long. Maine residents can purchase tickets by calling the office at 221-2306 and additional photos are available at

Winner does not need to be present to win and includes delivery anywhere within the state of Maine.

The whimsical, one-of-a-kind playhouse is currently on display at the Prison Showroom on Route 1 in Thomaston.

“The playhouse project started as a little idea that seems to have taken on a life of its own,” said Walden. “It has been our pleasure to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation and we hope when all the numbers are crunched, it will be a huge success.”

To purchase tickets, call 221-2306 or email