Make-A-Wish Maine will host the Stars and Spurs annual Fantasy Auction Friday, July 18, at 5 p.m. at the Samoset Resort.

This evening combines the thrill of a country western-themed party and the magic of wishes. The festivities and live event serve to raise critical funds for the wish granting organization, which supports children across Maine who live with life-threatening medical conditions. The event is the non-profit’s largest event of the year.

Items available for bid range from exotic vacation getaways to premier sports tickets to one-of-a-kind jewelry. A full listing of auction items can be found at Auction items are bid upon at the live event, which includes a dinner and banter from auctioneer Bruce Gamage. Interested parties who are unable to attend the live event can also leave an absentee bid, which represents their maxim bid on an item. The auctioneer will bid on behalf of these absentee bids in regular increments until the absentee bidder has won the item or reaches their maximum bid. For questions or to leave a bid, please call 221-2306.

Another component to the semi-formal event is the opportunity to purchase a limited-edition Sea Bags tote designed especially for the Make-A-Wish event. Sea Bags is renowned for its boat bags made from recycled sails, and the company created 30 Special-Edition Make-A-Wish Sea Bags in honor of wish children. Guests at the Fantasy Auction may purchase the Special Edition Make-A-Wish Sea Bags for $200 per bag. The sale of all 30 one-of-a-kind totes will raise enough funds to grant an entire wish before the live auction even kicks off.

To attend the event, call 221-2306 to purchase tickets.