Masquerade on Main set to go


It’s time to get your skeletons out of the closet.

On Oct. 26 The Sanctuary, 75 N. Main St., will host the first-ever Masquerade on Main, a costume party unlike any Zionsville has ever seen. Sanctuary proprietor Nancy Noel is the event’s mastermind.

“It was kind of a last-minute thing, but it’s really blossomed,” she said. “Everybody seems thrilled; I hate to use the word ‘spectacle,’ but it’s really going to be a spectacular thing.”

Benefitting Noel’s school in Africa, the N.A. Noel Preschool, the Masquerade will combine “A night of fun and fright” with a good cause.

“The school has been my labor of love for well over a decade,” Noel said in a statement. “Until recently, the financial support of the children has rested entirely on my shoulders. It seems to me that most Americans are confused about the real interpretation of Halloween; it essentially remains a time for collecting food from the rich to feed the less fortunate. I feel now is a perfect time for me to be involved in this holiday of beggars and thieves.”

Main Street will be blocked off for the duration of the event, which will run from 7 to 11 p.m. Included in the festivities will be live music, hors deourves, clairvoyants, a full bar, a costume contest and much more. WFBQ-FM radio personality and Zionsville resident Kristi Lee will serve as a costume judge, as will Noel.

“It will be something different,” said The Sanctuary’s Jane Jimison. “I think it’s going to be a neat opportunity to have some fun and donate good amounts money to the school.”

Ages 21 and over will be permitted to enter the revelry. Tickets are $10 at the door and can also be purchased at More information can be accessed by calling 733-1117.

“Deep down, I want it to be a huge effort, a collection of costumes and wonderful fun,” summarized Noel.