Meridian City Council dedicates pool to former member

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Meridian City Council members dedicated the Highland Park swimming pool to a former member Saturday morning.

Barbara Henson served on the Meridian City Council for 28 years as Ward 3 councilwoman. Henson spent much of her time at the now Barbara Henson Aquatic Center teaching kids how to swim and helping with the school swim teams. Several council members spoke about all Henson has done for the pool and community. Henson says it is a great honor to be recognized for her hard work.

"Well I spent so many years of my life here. It was something that I did not expect. It just happened so very fast,” says Henson.

Henson mentions she will be keeping an eye on how the new aquatic center is kept.