Halloween lawn creations from Al Poane…


Local artist Al Poane is making a series of Halloween lawn decorations for the Seaside Heights Borough Hall.

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The decorations are based on the Charles Schulz classic, It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.


Al painstakingly traces designs onto a special type of plywood, and paints in the detail.

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One of the scenes for 2007 is the famous image of Charlie Brown’s ghost costume with multiple holes and his trick or treat bag surprise of a rock.


Before being an artist, Al was a police officer in Seaside Heights for many years.


In 1985, the Seaside Heights governing body issued Al a “golden” parking meter as a prize for his many years as the head of the Parking Meter Division.


Al still has his golden parking meter and it is on display as a lamp in his art studio.


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