Photos by LANCE SHEARER

  • Field of dreams - volunteers finish placing the eggs. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Field of dreams - volunteers finish placing the eggs. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Ava Buis, 6, Lila Buis, 4, Liberty and Raymond Johannes, 5 and 3, show off their hauls. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Kids scoop up eggs at maximum speed. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Kids scoop up eggs at maximum speed. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Dan Moll brings the K of C train around the bed, loaded with kids. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Mindy Gordon of the Parks and Recreation Dept. welcomes the crowd. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The countdown for the main attraction commences. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Ashley Francis and Alex Stephens, both 8, stake out their spot early for the egg hunt. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Derek Valle, 11 months, and brother Jacob, 3, het their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Liam Wilson, 4, works on his Sno-Cone. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Kids swarm over the field looking for the last few eggs. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Young sailors glide around the lake. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • EMTs respond to a woman who fell and suffered a minor contusion. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Kids scoop up eggs at maximum speed. Thousands of kids, parents and grandparents came to Mackle Park Saturday morning for the City of Marco Island's Spring Jubilee, with a massive Easter egg hunt as the finale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Rev. Dr. Steve Schoof of Marco Presbyterian Church delivers his sermon. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Rev. Dr. Steve Schoof of Marco Presbyterian Church delivers his sermon. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Rev. Dr. Steve Schoof of Marco Presbyterian Church delivers his sermon. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Master of ceremonies Alan Sandlin welcomes the crowd. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Master of ceremonies Alan Sandlin welcomes the crowd. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Linda Flores makes a hot beverage delivery. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • A portion of the congregation with the condos of Cape Marco behind. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Danny and Judy Peterson rode their Harley down from Fort Myers Beach for the service. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • An onshore breeze kicks up a surf in the Gulf of Mexico. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • John Stein plays a prelude. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Master of ceremonies Alan Sandlin welcomes the crowd. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Linda Flores makes a hot beverage delivery. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Linda Flores makes a hot beverage delivery. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Danny and Judy Peterson rode their Harley down from Fort Myers Beach for the service. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Paul Flores packs up the 'old rugged cross' as celebrants stream off the beach. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • A formation of pelicans passes the Madeira condominium. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • A portion of the congregation with the condos of Cape Marco behind. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Rev. Dr. Steve Schoof of Marco Presbyterian Church delivers his sermon. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Peggy Galli shoots a photo of the crowd before the ceremony. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Soloist Dawn Birch sings 'Because He Lives.' Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Lilly Glenn Tucker, 9, rests on sister Mary Tucker, 14. Thousands flocked to the beach behind the Marriott hotel on Marco Island for Easter sunrise service on a breezy Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Kristen Alderson, Eddie Alderson, and Holly Holcomb. As an exclusive component of the Soapfest weekend, actors and sponsors gathered at the Marco home of Peter Galluzzo and Kevin Moriarty Friday evening for a private party during the 2011 Soapfest. File
  • Josh Kelly explains the cosmic significance of a painting Walt Willey is auctioning. Soapfest 2011 presented A Night of Stars Saturday at Bistro Soleil on Marco Island, where daytime drama actors mingled with their fans for charity. File
  • Austin Peck of 'As the World Turns' gives it his all, acting an improvised scene with fan Sandi Baudin. The 12th annual Soapfest brought some of the leading lights of daytime drama to mingle with fans and raise money for charity.
  • Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Andrew Smith, left, and Scoutmaster Dan Davidson prepare to dump earth into a wooden sifter held by Jordan Davidson. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Gene Erjavec holds a catfish spine used as a tool. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Eagle Scout Andrew Smith, 15, holds an archaic hammer head he found. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • 'Bingo!' Gene Erjavec holds a stone used to weigh down fishing nets thousands of years ago. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • 'Bingo!' Gene Erjavec holds a stone used to weigh down fishing nets thousands of years ago. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Gene Erjavec holds a copy of a map from 1895, showing since-obliterated shell mounds in Old Marco. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Gene Erjavec, left, Andrew Smith, Jordan Davidson and Scoutmaster Dan Davidson sort through the debris in a wooden sifter. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Gene Erjavec, left, Andrew Smith, and Jordan Davidson sort through the debris in a wooden sifter. Marco Island Boy Scouts earned merit badges by conducting an archaeological dig on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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