Hibiscus Children's Center “Candlelight Ball”


The Hibiscus Children’s Center “Candlelight Ball is the annual premier Gala event in Vero Beach this season!   This charming event will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 6PM at the beautiful Bellewood Plantation.  Please join us as we celebrate the season with an enchanting evening outdoors surrounded by Southern elegance, charm and the warm glow of candlelight to benefit the youth living at the Hibiscus Village.  Upon arrival at 6PM, guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a delightful dinner presented by Wild Thyme Catering.  Guests will also have the chance to dance the night away with the dazzling musical performance of the Gypsy Lane Band. 

The festivities…the charming ambience…the entertainment…you will have to be there to experience it all – under the romantic light of our “Candlelight Ball”!  Event proceeds benefit the abused, neglected and abandoned youth living at the Hibiscus Village in Vero Beach and will help provide medical and educational services, professional therapeutic counseling and career training.  Your support will help transform their lives and build a strong foundation for the future. 

Our fabulous silent auction is virtual this year!  There are a variety of incredible items to meet everyone’s taste.  A virtual auction of treasures will entice everyone from unique jewelry pieces, to home decorating items, to area restaurant gift certificates, to sports packages, to services enhancing our daily life, and more.  Visit to view and place your bid.  Auction opens on Monday, December 6 and closes on Tuesday, December 14 at 5PM.  Many wonderful silent auction items will also be featured at the Gala along with a few special live auction items. 

 Many thanks to our generous event sponsors:   Candlelight SponsorsMrs. Herman F. Becker, Marie & Armund Ek, Miriam S. Grabow, Marie & Michael O'Reilly and Helen Taylor Robertson; Luminary Sponsor - Linda & Mel Teetz; Radiance Sponsors - Carole B. Brown, Elke & George Fetterolf, Jan & Mike Harrell, Jean & Jim Kelly, Sally & Michael LaPorta and Tina & Cal Tyler.  Hibiscus is deeply grateful for the generous support of our guests, sponsors and volunteers who are giving teens the priceless gifts of safety, love, and the freedom to dream of a brighter future.   Thank you for making a positive difference for youth in need.

Join our "Candlelight Ball" on December 10th as we celebrate the season!  Tickets are $250 per person and attire is black tie optional.  Bellewood Plantation is located at 6070 69th St., Vero Beach, FL 32967. For more details, please contact us at (772) 299-6011, x. 313 or visit