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From Baton Rouge to Washington, DC, and across Adams and Reese offices nationwide, the law firm celebrated this week the 25th Anniversary of our firm’s HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support) Program which, founded in 1988, has generously supported financially and through countless hours of hands on community service more than 200 different organizations and thousands of needy individuals.
Various luncheons and events were held around the firm’s offices with various themes, including “Meeting to Launch 2013 Programs” in Jacksonville; “Mexican Fiesta” in Houston, Memphis, Nashville and Tallahassee; “BBQ” luncheons in Jackson, Mobile, New Orleans and Sarasota; “Greek Fiesta” and donations to CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) in St. Petersburg; “Huggie” diapers donation to Lovelady Center and lunch in Birmingham; “Afternoon Cocktail Party” in Tampa; and “Honor Flight” ceremony for returning veterans at Reagan Airport in Washington, DC.
“For the past 25 years, our lawyers and staff have worked together in wonderful, caring ways for those in need in our various communities, and that is indeed something very special to celebrate,” said Mark Surprenant, founder of the HUGS program in June 1988 and Liaison Partner of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. “A fundamental commitment to volunteerism is a deep-rooted characteristic of our firm. Our employees have a sense of community spirit that makes our HUGS program a success.”

Below is the schedule of events for each of the offices at Adams and Reese:

Baton Rouge -  June 12th - Party with chips, dips, and sandwiches

Birmingham - June 14th - Lunch and Birthday Cake - Employees will bring in “Huggie” diapers to donate to the Lovelady Center.

Houston - June 12th - Mexican Fiesta luncheon and Birthday Cake

Jackson - June 12th - BBQ and Birthday Cake

Jacksonville - June 12th - Birthday Cake and a Meeting to Launch 2013 Programs

Memphis - June 12th - Mexican Fiesta luncheon & Birthday Cake

Mobile - June 12th - BBQ from “The Shed” & Birthday Cake

Nashville and Nashville (Music Row) - June 12th - Mexican Fiesta luncheon and Birthday Cake

New Orleans - June 12th - BBQ from “the Joint” and Birthday Cake, Special Guests

Sarasota - June 12th - BBQ from “Nancy’s BBQ” and Birthday Cake

St. Petersburg - June 11th - Greek Fiesta and Birthday Cake

Tallahassee - June 12th - Mexican Fiesta and Birthday Cake

Tampa - June 12th - Afternoon Cocktail Party in the Bayside Conference Room

Washington, DC - June 12th - Honor Flight ceremony for returning veterans at Reagan Airport