Longtime Watertown Mayor Mike Jennings will be honored at the 2017 Wilson County Library Roast.
Each year, a notable individual is selected to take comedic punches from friends and family - all for a good cause. The roast serves as an annual fundraiser for the library and its programs throughout the county.
This year's event will be held Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at Castle Heights Elementary in Lebanon.
Jennings revealed the news early Wednesday morning, adding that he had been sworn to secrecy about his selection for a couple weeks.
"I am terribly honored to be chosen," he said. "The library is very important to me, and I have a long history with the library, which I will share during my comments at the roast."
"Roastees" are allowed to select five of their closest confidants to share stories for laughs.
Jennings said he was not ready to announce who would do the roasting when he spoke with The Wilson Post on Wednesday.
"I certainly don't mind people laughing at me, but don't say anything to get me kicked out of the church," he joked. "I am going to remind them - I get the last word."
Jennings is a Wilson County native. He has also served as Wilson County Attorney since 1989.
Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at any Wilson County public library.