Save Tillie... Beyond the Palace
Tillie on Parade - Asbury Park
Independence Day, 2008
Save Tillie
Beyond the Palace

For the second time in three years, Save Tillie's float won honors in
Asbury Park's 4th of July parade, taking second place in the community
and business floats category for 2008.

Nice to be a winner, for sure, but the greatest thrill was to hear shout
outs of encouragement for saving Tillie the entire length of the parade
route.  Save Tillie members unanimously agreed that  there was more
crowd support for Tillie this year than during any of the previous
Independence Day parades.

Maybe next year we can convince some of the developers who seem so
determined to destroy Tillie and the Bumper Car murals to ride along
with us and hear the Tillie support for themselves.

A big tip of Tillie's hat to thank Dan Toskaner, Frank Saragnese, Mary
Lynn Purcel, Kathy Cherry, Anne and Jeffrey Noss, Carl and Kathy Beams
and Caroline Pawlowski for making the parade such a success for Team
Tillie.  Thanks, too, to William Sitar of the Sitar Company, for
allowing us to use the Asbury Park carriage from the Palace Ferris
wheel  and a carousel horse on the float.

The float's previously win was a third place in 2006.