Sweet design: BG woman wins chip contest


A Bowling Green woman smoked the competition and won Destination Seneca County’s Sights of Seneca County Official Chip Contest.

Linda Shetzer won for her design for Seneca Sweet BBQ (Smokey Sweet Mesquite). Seventeen submissions were received, and the contest had more than 800 votes to select the bag design and flavor to represent the official chip of Seneca County.

After working as an educator for 30 years, Shetzer stepped out of the classroom and into her home studio. She taught at St. Wendelin in Fostoria for more than 20 years and also taught in Toledo. She decided to pursue a new career as an artist in 2022 and she works with various media including watercolor, acrylic and texture paste. She sells original artwork, prints and cards.

“I painted places of interest where visitors and community members can take a taste of what the county has to offer,” Shetzer said. “From great food, shopping, entertainment, education and home-town feel, Seneca County has it all! This design depicts just a sample of what the county has to offer. When you take a bite of Seneca County, you always want to come back for more.”

The chip contest was made possible through the partnerships of Destination Seneca County, Ballreich’s Potato Chips, Tiffin Municipal Arts Commission and Fostoria Community Arts Council. Shetzer will receive a $500 cash reward. The Sights of Seneca County Official Chip Contest chips will be available for sale at participating locations and online. A portion of the proceeds from purchased bags will go to support the arts in the Seneca County community.

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