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See smaller Physicians Regional new Marco Island medical center at the Shops of Marco held their official grand opening Saturday, with an assist from the 'Flying Elvi' parachute jumpers. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Physicians Regional new Marco Island medical center at the Shops of Marco held their official grand opening Saturday, with an assist from the "Flying Elvi" parachute jumpers. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • The final jumper and, at bottom, the drop plane. Physicians Regional new Marco Island medical center at the Shops of Marco held their official grand opening Saturday, with an assist from the 'Flying Elvi' parachute jumpers. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Physicians Regional new Marco Island medical center at the Shops of Marco held their official grand opening Saturday, with an assist from the 'Flying Elvi' parachute jumpers. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The crowd cranes their heads skyward as the Elvi descend. Physicians Regional new Marco Island medical center at the Shops of Marco held their official grand opening Saturday, with an assist from the 'Flying Elvi' parachute jumpers. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The hair functions like a crash helmet. Physicians Regional new Marco Island medical center at the Shops of Marco held their official grand opening Saturday, with an assist from the 'Flying Elvi' parachute jumpers. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Physicians Regional new Marco Island medical center at the Shops of Marco held their official grand opening Saturday, with an assist from the 'Flying Elvi' parachute jumpers. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Elvi gather for a post-landing group photo. Physicians Regional new Marco Island medical center at the Shops of Marco held their official grand opening Saturday, with an assist from the 'Flying Elvi' parachute jumpers. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The crowd cranes their heads skyward as the Elvi descend. Physicians Regional new Marco Island medical center at the Shops of Marco held their official grand opening Saturday, with an assist from the 'Flying Elvi' parachute jumpers. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Physicians Regional new Marco Island medical center at the Shops of Marco held their official grand opening Saturday, with an assist from the 'Flying Elvi' parachute jumpers. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • A parachutist is seen through a screen of palm fronds. Physicians Regional new Marco Island medical center at the Shops of Marco held their official grand opening Saturday, with an assist from the 'Flying Elvi' parachute jumpers. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Physicians Regional new Marco Island medical center at the Shops of Marco held their official grand opening Saturday, with an assist from the 'Flying Elvi' parachute jumpers. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Elvis was in the house, in the air, on the soundsystem, and all over the parking lot. While the purpose of the “Rockin’ Grand Opening” event was to introduce Physicians Regional new Marco Island medical clinic to local residents, the focus was on the King.
The highpoint literally of the festivities on Saturday afternoon was the arrival by parachute of “The Flying Elvi,” a troupe of Elvis-impersonating parachute jumpers. They came in waves, with 10 total Elvi dropping in, in addition to the two already on the ground at the Shops of Marco. Thousands of spectators lined up all around the flimsy barrier of police tape that kept one section of the parking lot at the shopping center at San Marco and Barfield Drive South open for a landing spot.

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