Independent Party Chairman Merrill Cook will address the party's Davis County chapter Thursday, Dec. 27, at Tingey's Cold Storage, 470 S. Main, Bountiful.

Cook said he will focus on the growth of the party in the county and the party's goals. A former Republican, Cook will also discuss his role as party chief and will respond to recent news articles that suggested he might return to the Republican Party.The meeting, which begins at 7 p.m., is open to the public. For more information, call 533-0305.