“Painting the Past” Mural Created by the FFA Committee


Photo by Emily Arnold

A ceremony was held on Wednesday morning to unveil the new mural for the agriculture barn. Artist Lisa Voight helped FFA members contribute to the painting, which was designed to preserve the history of agriculture in the community. The goal of the mural is to recognize the agricultural roots as well as acknowledge the existing agricultural elements in the community.

The mural is also a way to greet visitors of Aledo. According to Agriculture Science Instructor Krysti Kelley, the “A” in Aledo represents the traditional farms in the community that helped form the town. The “L” highlights the five different cattle ranches that have been very important to the town since its founding. The “E” shows that many agricultural commodities have traveled through the famous Aledo train. The letter “D” honors the peaches that are heavily grown throughout Parker County. The “O” is also a homage to the farms and ranches that have formed the community. 

The letters “FFA” are designed on the mural to represent the significance of the national organization and the impact of the Aledo FFA chapter on the community since they received their charter in 1950. The letters of “FFA” are designed with an owl, a plow, the rising sun, corn and an eagle.