Worshippers including ay Carter, left, greet their neighbors on the sand. Thousands of Marco Islanders flocked to the beach Sunday morning for the 23rd annual Easter Sunrise Service. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
The thousands of worshippers who made the mini-pilgrimage to the beach behind the Marriott hotel had plenty of light to set out their blankets and beach chairs, as organist Marv Hollenbeck played a musical prelude. On a perfect morning, they sat in silence, called out “He is risen indeed,” and greeted their neighbors on adjoining chairs and blankets when prompted.
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