Parkersburg business owner given Distinguished West Virginian Award

Mister Bee owner Mary Anne Ketelsen is honored by the state
Published: Dec. 18, 2020 at 1:24 AM EST
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Thursday afternoon Mary Anne Ketelsen, the owner of Mister Bee Potato Chips, was honored by the state of West Virginia with the highest honor a civilian can receive, the Distinguished West Virginian Award.

The award goes to native born West Virginians who accomplish things that bring distinction to themselves, their community, and the state as a whole.

Ketelsen has provided jobs to the Mid-Ohio Valley with her business, as well as served as a philanthropist, giving aid to veterans and law enforcement, among others.

Ketelsen was surprised by the award, which was presented by a state official and signed by Governor Jim Justice.

A luncheon to honor Ketelsen will be scheduled when the COVID-19 threat lessens, and Justice plans to be there to congratulate Ketelsen in person.

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