Christmas Celebration of Cheer, Charity and a Hot County Band
December 10, 2011

Every year, the Lanier Law Firm hosts a holiday bash for family, friends and associates. Houston Power Attorney Mark Lanier and his wife, Becky, combine holiday cheer with charitable giving to make this celebration different from the average office party.

The anticipation begins when the highly coveted and always creative invitation arrives in the mail. This year, the invitation was designed like a Rubik’s Cube.


Invitees were thrilled to learn that the country music band,  Rascal Flatts,  would perform at the end of the evening. In the past, the Lanier’s have brought in performers like Jon Bon Jovi, George Strait and Stevie Wonder.

The Laniers encouraged their party guests to donate to Guatemala SANA, a special charity benefiting the children of Guatemala. Mrs. Lanier is on the board and the program provides education and healthcare services.

The Laniers live on sprawling property in Northwest Harris County. I arrived too late to walk around the entire event, but it was clear that the party offered something for everyone: play areas for the kids, food stations and a huge tent for the concert, which was important this year because of the cold and rainy weather.

Rascal Flatts entertained the audience, which included Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst with a mix of country and rock and roll music.

“Rock The Bells” – A Holiday Party With A Purpose
December 12, 2010

“Tis the season for holiday cheer and charitable giving.

On Saturday, December 11, a group of  civic-minded professional men combined their passion for a good party with  their purpose  of  giving back to the community.

The “Rock The Bells”  holiday party benefitting Texas Children’s Hospital was held at the Houston Museum of  African-American Culture. 

Invited guests  were asked to bring a toy to donate to families with children who are struggling this holiday. 

The huge Christmas tree in the museum lobby was surrounded by boxes and gift bags overflowing with Christmas cheer.

The party was hosted by the “Committee on Social Excellence.”

The hosts included Dallas Jones, David Anderson, Kareem Dale, James Donatto, John Guess IV, Ed Hamb, Jermaine Patterson, Hamilton Rucker, Alvin Sumler and Ade Adelusi-Adeluyi.

Party guests included: Felix Chevalier, Lalou Davis, State Representative-elect Ron Reynolds and  Brandon Dudley.