Concrete flag contest

Concrete High School senior Becky Azure won the town flag contest with her design featuring Sauk Mountain and the silos in town.

CONCRETE — Concrete’s towering industrial silos and the nearby jagged peak of Sauk Mountain will soon be featured prominently on the town flag.

The Town Council this week unanimously approved the flag design submitted by Concrete High School senior Becky Azure during the summer design contest.

“I really like living in Concrete and thought it would be awesome to be a part of it,” Azure said of the contest. “I’m thankful that I won because I love this town a lot.”

Her flag design features the gray silos pictured in front of a green Sauk Mountain, with both under blue skies.

“What I like about it is that it’s a clear combination of the natural and the built environment, and how that meshes in Concrete,” town Mayor Jason Miller said.

Azure said the silos and mountain are the most recognizable features of the town.

“They are two great landmarks and people from around the state and even other countries come to visit and see,” she said.

Those landmarks, and the colors Azure used to represent them, also reflect the town’s roots.

In her entry, Azure said the gray of the silos represents the cement industry and the region’s rainy climate, while the green of Sauk Mountain represents the region’s forests, and the blue skies represent the region’s sparkling streams and occasional sunny days.

Her design was one of 114 entries submitted during the flag contest, which was handled by the town’s Economic Development Commission.

The commission selected and presented the top four entries to the Town Council on Nov. 27, recommending Azure’s as the winning design, according to town documents.

Azure, along with Miller, a planning commission representative and a professional designer, will next refine the design.

Miller said the goal is to finalize the design, have flags made and get them on display as soon as possible in 2018.

“We want to get this cracking,” he said. “We want to put them up on lamp posts in the town center ... and flying outside Town Hall.”

— Reporter Kimberly Cauvel: 360-416-2199, kcauvel@skagitpublishing.com, Twitter: @Kimberly_SVH, Facebook.com/bykimberlycauvel

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