Camden National Bank supports Make-A-Wish Maine as a “Sponsor of Strength” for its largest fundraiser of the year, the Stars and Spurs annual Fantasy Auction.

Taking place Friday, July 18, at 5 p.m. at the Samoset Resort, the event will combine a country western-themed party and the magic of wishes. The live auction will raise critical funds to support children across Maine who live with life-threatening medical conditions.

“The Fantasy Auction has been a bi-annual midsummer fixture in the Midcoast since 1996, and Camden National Bank has been a strong partner with us in this event every time. Camden National Bank has been a sponsor of each auction, and the bank’s people have generously supported this event and our mission with their time and personal resources as well,” said Thomas G. Peaco, executive director, Make-A-Wish Maine, in a news release.

With more than 200 volunteers statewide, Make-A-Wish Maine expects to grant the wishes of more than 70 seriously ill Maine children in 2014, an average of one wish every five days. For more information, visit maine.wish.org/.