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Bronze statues decorate Shirley area

A statue of an elderly couple reading a

A statue of an elderly couple reading a paper, in front of the Brookhaven Town Bay Area Senior Nutrition Center on Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach. (Oct. 7, 2011) Photo Credit: Desiree Keegan

Six years ago, Pat Matthews purchased nine bronze statues while on vacation near Atlantic City. Now, those nine statues and 14 others are fixtures along William Floyd Parkway and throughout Shirley, Mastic and Mastic Beach.

A statue of man on a rock blowing
Photo Credit: Desiree Keegan

A statue of man on a rock blowing a horn while holding two dogs sits in front of the Mastic Beach Property Owner's Association at Orchid Drive and Neighborhood Road. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of a girl and a boy
Photo Credit: Desiree Keegan

A statue of a girl and a boy reading a book on a bench, in front of the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of an elderly couple reading a
Photo Credit: Desiree Keegan

A statue of an elderly couple reading a paper, in front of the Brookhaven Town Bay Area Senior Nutrition Center on Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of two girls and a boy
Photo Credit: Desiree Keegan

A statue of two girls and a boy reading a book on top of a log sits in front of the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. (Oct. 7, 2011)

Statues of children playing on rocks sit in
Photo Credit: Desiree Keegan

Statues of children playing on rocks sit in front of the McDonald's and Kohl's shopping center on Montauk Highway. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of William Floyd created in 2005
Photo Credit: Desiree Keegan

A statue of William Floyd created in 2005 by local artist Santo Matarazzo of Mastic Beach sits in front of the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of a girl, a boy and
Photo Credit: Desiree Keegan

A statue of a girl, a boy and a dog sitting on a bench playing a game of checkers, in front of the Mastic Recreation Center on Herkimer Street. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of a boy pushing a turtle
Photo Credit: Desiree Keegan

A statue of a boy pushing a turtle in front of the Hess gas station at William Floyd Parkway and Ostend Circle. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of a girl walking a horse
Photo Credit: Desiree Keegan

A statue of a girl walking a horse at the Mastic-Shirley Long Island Rail Road station on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of three children with a dog
Photo Credit: Desiree Keegan

A statue of three children with a dog on a log sits in front of the Mastic-Shirley Long Island Rail Road station off William Floyd Parkway. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of a girl and a boy
Photo Credit: Desiree Keegan

A statue of a girl and a boy reading a book at the Mastic-Shirley Long Island Rail Road station off William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of a girl reading a book,
Photo Credit: Desiree Keegan

A statue of a girl reading a book, in front of the Mastic-Shirley Long Island Rail Road station off William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. (Oct. 7, 2011)

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