Business, Students and Community Working Together in Parker




A new mural was recently painted by some area students, staff and community members along the river in Parker. Thanks to these volunteers the 300 ft. wall at UFP Parker, LLC recently recieved a new surface upgrade. accomplishment exemplifies the UFP motto: “Getting back to our roots, Family-Community-Respect.

The concept design for the mural was created by A-C Valley high school students: Evelyn Ruckdeschel (2022 Graduate), Brianna Schmidt (Grade 10), and Gina Rhoades (Grade 10).

Many students were involved in the painting process which took around thirty hours to complete. Community members also assiting included Darrelyn Freeman an Art teacher at Franklin area high school and Abigail Terwilliger.

Rachel Forsythe the Art teacher at A- C Valley was in praise of her students. “I would like to thank UFP, Parker LLC for inviting the A-C Valley Art Department and high school students to create this mural. UFP Parker, LLC has provided a wonderful opportunity for our students to bring color to our community, and celebrate its unique features from the past, present, and future. I would also like to thank the parents and community members for supporting this project and our students.

I am grateful to be a part of this amazing community, and I am so proud of our students, especially those who helped create this mural. It took around 30 hours for the mural to be completed, and it wouldn't have been possible without these students volunteering their time during their summer vacations. In conjunction with the student designers, I would like to recognize and congratulate Owen Krear, Adyn Leopold, Emily Ridenbaugh, Sarah Bashline, Kadence Marzik, Natalie Myers, Rylan Strauser, Bella Mason, Baylie Wingard, and Alaina Schmidt for their hard work and dedication to this project. They all worked together and did and outstanding job.”

UFP Parker, LLC would like to thank all those involved with the mural project in doing a fantastic job reflecting the beauty of our river valley in your art. We appreciate the commitment to both yourselves and community in bringing this project to light.

The project was funded by UFP Parker, LLC.

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