"Gilligan's Island" fans will be able to get rare mementos of the popular 1960s TV sitcom next week.

The items, including denim shorts worn by Mary Ann and a show script, will be up for grabs during an auction Dec. 9. Bob Denver will be the host. Proceeds will go to the Bluefield, W.V., Union Mission.

"We wanted to give something back to the community that's been so good to us," said Denver's wife, Dreama.

Among the items being auctioned: original promotional "Gilligan" T-shirts, autographed photos of the cast and denim shorts worn by actress Dawn Wells. Wells, who played Mary Ann, also is donating her "Gilligan's Island" cookbook.

Russell Johnson, who played the Professor, is donating a script.

"It's always fun to see how high the bids will go. It still surprises me," Denver said.