"Fall For Tillie" day in Asbury Park (Sept. 1, 2012) featured surprise appearances by Tillie at shops and galleries along Cookman Avenue, at the Palace photo booth (lower level of The Shoppes At The Arcade), and at various hot spots on the Boardwalk, including the Silverball Museum Arcade and The Stone Pony. Tillie excited shoppers and music fans, once again reminding everyone of the decades-long affection for Asbury Park's most famous icon by Asbury residents and visitors alike.
Many thanks to Tillie (you know who you are), our photographers (Kathy Cherry, Ralph McGeehan, and Frank Saragnese), and Tillie's assistants (June Lisk, Keith and Sandy Wells) for a great day in Asbury Park!
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This site is brought to you by Save Tillie, an all volunteer organization comprised of 1,000 friends of Asbury Park. Founded in July of 1998, our original goal of saving the Palace's iconic Tillie image expanded in 1999 to an attempt to save the entire Palace. Under our leadership, the Palace won an honored place on the New Jersey and National registers of Historic Places. Demolition of the Palace in 2004 came over the objections of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Asbury Park Historical Society, Preservation New Jersey, and Save Tillie. In the end, we saved more than 125 internal artifacts from the Palace and the Tillie mural from the Cookman Avenue wall, and through our work the Bumper Car murels on the Lake Avenue facade were also removed to storage.