"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!

Fall For Tillie
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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.