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Library Board taps Jennings for annual roast

Staff Reports • Updated Feb 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM

The Wilson County Library System has chosen Watertown Mayor Mike Jennings as the honoree for its annual roast fundraiser to be held Tuesday, March 28.

The roast will be held at Castle Heights Upper Elementary School at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 each or $250 for a table sponsorship. Tickets may be purchased from Jennings, a Library Board member or at any Wilson County public library.

Jennings has held the Watertown office since 1982, making him the longest-serving municipal mayor still in office in Tennessee. He also has served as the Wilson County attorney since 1989.

Jennings is an avid University of Tennessee football fan and has only missed less than a handful of games, home or away, since 1987.

Jennings has three sons and is a Watertown native, having played football for the Watertown Purple Tigers from 1969-1971.

Jordan’s will cater the event and funds raised will be used to support libraries in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Watertown.

Last year, 258,987 people visited Wilson County libraries and checked out 632,750 items, according to library officials. The libraries provide free Internet access, computer classes and numerous programs for children and adults.

 

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