Clerk & Comptroller’s Holiday Concert Goes Virtual to Raise Money for Couple Battling Alzheimer’s Disease

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December 15, 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.  – The Clerk & Comptroller’s annual Circuit Sound holiday concert is going virtual this year to raise money for a Palm Beach County couple battling Alzheimer’s disease.

The Clerk & Comptroller’s employee choir and a few special guests are lending their voices to help William and Sylvia Alexander, whose 40-year love story is bittersweet.

Sylvia, 86, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2018. William, 82, is her primary caregiver.  The couple is in need of funds to make their home in Palm Springs more accessible. They were nominated for the 2020 “Season to Share” campaign by Alzheimer’s Community Care.

This year’s Circuit Sound holiday concert premiered on Tuesday, Dec. 15, on the Clerk & Comptroller’s YouTube Channel, and will continue to be available on-demand throughout the holiday season. Viewers can make a monetary donation to benefit William and Sylvia by visiting mypalmbeachclerk.com/give.

“My office began this holiday tradition more than 20 years ago as a way of giving back to our community,” said Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock, Esq. “Although our holiday concert may look a little different this year, you can still enjoy the sounds of the season and spread holiday cheer to a local family in need.”

The Clerk & Comptroller’s charitable giving efforts culminate in December each year during the annual holiday concert, which is affectionately known as the “Money Drop.”
 

For 23 years, the Circuit Sound choir has filled the atrium at the Palm Beach County Governmental Center with holiday glee as employees drop money from six floors above to benefit a local family in need. 

Although donations won’t be falling from above during this year’s performance, the mission remains the same.

The 30-minute concert features eight holiday carols sung by members of the Circuit Sound choir and employees of the Palm Beach County Attorney’s office, Tax Collector’s office and Property Appraiser’s office.

Members of the Clerk & Comptroller’s choir held rehearsals at a safe social distance during their lunch breaks to prepare for the concert. Each singer was recorded individually for the video performance.

To learn more about the Clerk’s charitable giving efforts, please visit mypalmbeachclerk.com/clerksforacause.
Contact:
Kathy Burstein, Chief Communications Officer
KBurstein@mypalmbeachclerk.com, (561) 355-2468