December 10, 2018

Aquarium volunteer hits 1,500 hours

NEWPORT – Volunteer diver Lisa Haynes Henry celebrated 11 years and more than 1,500 service hours on Friday at the place where she’s come to feel the most at home at the Newport Aquarium: under water.

The 51-year-old marked her 11th year as a volunteer for the aquarium’s WAVE Foundation on Friday, or 11-11-11, and she celebrated with a special dive that put her volunteer hours over the 1,500 mark.

“It’s very exciting,” the Anderson Township resident said of her anniversary dive.

“Throughout my 11 years here, it’s been a multi-dimensional volunteer opportunity…and a wonderful experience.”

After her first diving experience while vacationing