Sets food drive record; live orchestra concert in May


Perfect lead item for Easter Sunday: Spanish River Church broke its own record for food donations. Their second annual food drive to benefit Boca Helping Hands collected 8,726 pounds of food, BHH announced.

In 2020, Spanish River volunteers set a record for a community food drive held on Boca Helping Hand’s behalf, donating 7,526 pounds of food. That was the most any community organization had ever donated from a single event, BHH reported.

The food drive is part of Spanish River’s Serve the City initiative, which began in 2018 as a way to give back through volunteering at local nonprofits. Some 42 volunteers and 140 participants were involved.

Next live orchestra concert: The Symphonia, Boca’s chamber orchestra, has scheduled the next and third live concert on May 2 in the Grand Oasis Ballroom at the Boca Raton Marriott.

Tickets are $75. To reserve a seat, email or call 561-376-3848. Seating will be assigned. Ticket holders may sit with a friend. Social distancing [as shown in the photo] will be applied. Those who have already subscribed for the 2020-2021 season will be given seating priority.

The program is Purcell’s Suite from Abdelazer; Handel’s Suite in D for Trumpet and Strings; Baldassare’s Sonata No. 1 in F for Trumpet and Strings and Holst’s St. Paul Suite.

A Symphonia founding member, Jeffrey Kaye will be the trumpet soloist. Symphonia maestro Alastair Willis is the principal conductor.

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