Front Page Profile: Gaia Works & The Magic Candle Present the 13th Annual Masquerade Ball

Jan DeFerbrache, owner of The Magic Candle shop in Irvington, is also the executive director of Gaia Works, Inc., a nonprofit organization that assists the homeless, and underserved throughout Indianapolis.
Gaia Works’ major fundraiser, the 13th Annual Indianapolis Masquerade Ball, will be held March 4 at the Sahara Grotto (7620 Madison Ave. Sponsored each year by Gaia Works, the Masquerade Ball proceeds go to fund organizations in need. This year,  proceeds will go to help Coburn Place. Coburn Place is a place for domestic abuse survivors and their children.
Expect an evening of fun, with great music provided by Lemon Wheel. This year, come dressed as your favorite TV or movie character.  (If you can’t find anything to fit the theme, any other costume, formal or business attire is acceptable.) There will be a silent auction, plus raffles from a long list of sponsors and supporters. The cost for dinner and ball tickets is $55 per person, and must be advance tickets. For the ball only, tickets are $40. The deadline is almost here, so reserve tickets now!. Ticket reservations are available online at or or at the Magic Candle. Join in the fun and help raise funds for a very worthy cause!
When you are in Irvington, stop by The Magic Candle — a unique gift shop in the heart of the old commercial district on South Audubon. Customers can find all sorts of items, from jewelry and gift cards, to books and candles. They have a large selection of bulk herbs and oils as well. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.
The Magic Candle is at 203 S. Audubon Rd., just north of Irving Circle. Visit for information about the good works from Gaia Works, or call 357-1101.