by Ann Hertzer
Ed Neidens, mayor of Kure Beach in 1990-1991, said the town stationery had been a fish jumping out of the water. Suzanne Jones probably did the art work around 1988. Before that, there wasn’t anything marking Kure Beach.
The Town Seal went through various test changes. The image from a postage stamp was redesigned by Ed Niedens and his 30 year old son. The first concept added a couple in silhouette walking on the beach. The final picture was a beach scene with an umbrella and some grass on the sand and the Kure Beach pier.
The seal was officially adopted by the town council in 1991 when Jack Foster was mayor.
The town seal is in the town hall meeting room, on the entrance signs to the town, on street banners marking the 60th birthday of Kure Beach in 2007, and on the first Community Award established in 2003 presented to Doug York.
On June 10, 2009, the Island Gazette printed a story on the council’s discussion of use of the town seal. Commercial requests had been made to use the seal. The Kure Beach attorney, Andy Canoutas, said the Kure Beach seal is in the charter and can’t be used by anyone without the Town’s permission.