Talk about thinking outside the box … or shall I say the fundraiser!I realize that it is very difficult to think Christmas when it is 100 degrees outside, but this idea is just too amazing not to mention. GRACE, an organization dedicated to providing assistance to individuals and families in crises, is celebrating the anniversary of one of the largest fundraising events in Northeast Tarrant County — the GRACE Gala — with a new, very special addition.This year, the folks at GRACE have reached out to the famed artisans at The Christopher Radko Company to have a beautiful glass ornament produced exclusively for GRACE. The ornament titled “Angels Among Us” will be a limited edition, first issue piece to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the GRACE Gala. The hand painted angel ornament will feature the rainbow theme of this year’s gala. Only 300 ornaments will be produced and they will only be available at the GRACE Gala event. If you even thought you needed an additional reason to attend this event, here it is. Additionally, guests who purchase the ornaments will have the opportunity to write a heartfelt message on a paper angel that will be hung on the display tree at the gala and then placed in a book that will be presented to GRACE clients. The gala is slated for Oct. 12 in the Grand Ballroom at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas at 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Silent auction and cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner seating at 6:30 p.m. and event presentation and live auction at 7:30 p.m. Guests will close out the event by dancing to the music of Limelight at 9 p.m. Tickets are $250 per person or $450 per couple. Tables of 10 are available for $2,250. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, go to www.gracegala.org, and click on “Click Here To Purchase Your Tickets” at the bottom of the page. Social columnist Larre Green welcomes your information and input on interesting stories and events. Contact him at Larre@societywriter.com.