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Post Bulletin
     September 27, 2018      #43-270 PB1 0
 
School foundation seeks decoration donations

By John Molseed
jmolseed@postbulletin.com


When members of the Rochester Public Schools Foundation took stock of their BooFest decorations, they found a scary sight.

It wasn’t decorative ghosts or skeletons but fungus that gave foundation members a fright. The environmental controls at the facility where the decorations were stored malfunctioned and mold claimed most of the items.

“It wasn’t just a little mold,” said Melissa Amundsen, RPS Foundation president. “The stench was horrible and it was unsafe to be in there for very long without protection.”

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John joined the Post Bulletin in May 2018. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2004 with a BA in Journalism and Japanese. Away from the office, John plays banjo, brews beer, bikes and is looking for other hobbies that begin with the letter âb.â