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Restroom decorated in janitor's honor

December 21, 2011

WORTHINGTON, MN — Several Worthington High School (WHS) students transformed a regular restroom in to a holiday wonderland, according to the Worthington Daily Globe.

"In my 11 years here, I''ve never had anyone do anything like that," said Bob Giesinger, a WHS custodian who works the 2 to 10:30 p.m. shift and regularly cleans the building''s music and athletic wing.

"It was a real surprise. I just stood in awe," Giesinger added.

The students decorated a small restroom for the holidays, while allowing the facility to remain fully functional, the article stated.

According to the article, the students transformed the urinal into Santa''s chimney, a Christmas tree complete with ornaments and tinsel stood in the corner, a festive wreath lit up the paper towel dispenser, a table with a red-and-green doily held a plate full of cookies and stockings were hung from the sinks'' edges with care (and plenty of duct tape).

"It was a collective effort. We started talking about how funny it would be if there was a Christmas tree in the bathroom," said senior Parker Sandhurst, one of the students behind the stunt.

The students left Christmas cards on the tree, expressing their thanks to Giesinger for all the hard work he does for the school, the article noted.

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