Dinah Blalock from Tampa, center, and her friends talk with soap stars Marnie Schulenburg and Justine Cotsona of the show "As the World Turns." Blalock said it was "exciting" to see her favorite soap actors.
The Southwest Florida Soapfest charity weekend kicked off Saturday at San Marco Parish Hall with 'Night of Stars.' For $100 a ticket, soap fans from across the state got to talk face-to-face with daytime television soap actors. For $150 a ticket, patrons snagged VIP seating to sit and dine with the star of their choice.
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