The 19th annual GRACE Gala is 16 weeks away as of this Saturday, and one can only imagine the amount of preparation that goes into transforming the Irving Convention Center into one of Grapevine’s most anticipated black-tie premiere events.

Staff and committee members alike are doing an outstanding job at bringing this spectacular production to life. Earlier this week, the Gala committee met at Stone House restaurant in Colleyville, for a light happy hour and to discuss auction items for the Gala.

Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely during the meeting as they dove into deep thought for new and exciting auction items this year.

The owner of Stone House, Lisa Pardo, and her cordial staff kept spirits high with mounds of delicious appetizers and beverages.

Most importantly, everyone had a chance to share ideas with one another on how they could get more of the community involved with the GRACE Gala.

Gala Auction Chair, Kay Allen, did a fantastic job launching the brainstorming session. The room clearly felt her leadership and direction throughout the entire discussion as she exhorted everyone to “think big.” Kay praised GRACE as “such an outstanding organization that actually serves the greater good. As a result, I’m driven to make this year’s GRACE Gala one to remember.”

Gala season is well underway, and our outstanding Gala Committee is working tirelessly to make this year’s GRACE Gala the best one yet.

If you or someone you know would like to donate an item to the GRACE Gala, please reach out to Kay Allen here.

Also, we are always looking for more people to join our wonderful Gala committee. If that is you, please reach out to Special Events Manager, Basha Ramsey, at We would love to have you with us!