PALM BEACH -- It’s been nine years since Rush and Kathryn Rogers Limbaugh donated a 40-foot-tall holiday tree to Palm Beach for display on Worth Avenue each Christmas season.

But that tree is in disrepair and needs to be replaced, Public Works Director Paul Brazil said.

“It’s just deteriorating because of its age,” he said.

Not to worry: Some new secret Santas have stepped forward. A Palm Beach couple that prefers anonymity is giving $80,000 to the town -- enough to pay for a new $38,000 holiday tree and for a much-needed police surveillance vehicle, Town Manager Kirk Blouin said.

The gift also will also cover the cost of regular seaweed removal along the stretch of beach between Via Marina and Gulfstream Road, near where the couple owns a home.

Donations of $25,000 or more must be approved by the Town Council, which accepted the gift at a recent meeting.

Blouin said the couple have given to the town before but do not want public recognition.

“It comes from the heart,” he said. “It’s just something that they want to do." 

The tree, which is the same height and type as the existing Worth Avenue tree, will cost $38,000 and be shipped here from Ohio, he said.

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