A crowd gathers at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach on Easter Sunday, April 16, for the annual sunrise service organized by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island. Representatives from the island churches are involved in the celebration that takes as the sun rises in the east. Islander Photos: Jack Elka
Local musicians Morgan Lawson and Koko Ray Hanson, right, perform for the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island’s Easter Sunrise Service at Manatee Public Beach. Presenting on the podium are the representatives from the island churches, the Rev. Stephen King of Harvey Memorial Community Church; the Rev. Dr. Bob O’Keef of Roser Memorial Community Church; the Rev. Ed Moss of Cross-Pointe Fellowship; Robyn Mary Kinkopf and Dave Miner of the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island; and the Rev. Rosemary Backer of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Not pictured are the Rev. Matthew Grunfield of Episcopal Church of the Annunciation; and Mathew Nowicki, director of faith formation at St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Islander Photo: Jack Elka