The Sedalia Rotary Club's 42nd Annual Rotary Benefit Auction is Friday at Best Western in Sedalia. A number of premium items, including a car and a half-hog, will be sold during the auction.

"A lot of neat items," said Amanda May, vice president of the Sedalia Rotary. "Our main item is a 2007 Ford Focus SE. It's four-door, automatic...everything. That's actually been donated by Rick Ball Ford to us, so we're very excited about that. We have a 4 x 8 playhouse that's been donated by the Boswell family, Lowes and Mid City Lumber. We also have half a hog that's going to be raffled off and also half a hog that's going to be live auctioned, brought to us by Bacon Acres Ranch in Boonville, and it's organically raised, and that also includes all the processing."

The club is hoping to raise $20,000 during Friday's auction, which will benefit several community groups. "We do a lot for the community," said May. "Primarily the funds stay local. We like to give back to different organizations: the Boys and Girls Club, sports teams that ask us for donations, Boys and Girls Scouts, C.A.C.T.U.S., the Embassy, we try to give back to the entire community. We do give scholarships to high school seniors throughout Pettis County. We like to provide not only the organizations, but also the individuals to help them grow and prosper."

New to this year’s auction is a $500 cash door prize.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction scheduled for 7. Tickets to the auction are $10. They can be purchased in advance from Rotary members, or can be purchased at the door.