Michelle Obama and actress Eva Longoria are coming to Watertown High School on Thursday for an event to promote the drinking of water over sugary soft drinks.

The White House announced the event on Monday. It is not open to the general public.

Watertown Mayor John David says he thinks the 24,000-population city, located roughly in between Madison and Milwaukee, was selected because it has the word "water" in its name. And, David says, "We've actually got tremendous drinking water."

Obama is joining with Partnership for a Healthier America to launch a new nationwide effort to encouraging the drinking of more water. The White House says the new effort will bring together leaders from industry, entertainment, media and government to promote the health benefits of drinking water.