PROVO — Utah County Republican Women will host Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, and four Republican challengers seeking his Senate seat, at noon Monday in the Provo City Library at Academy Square, 550 N. University Ave.

Bennett, Tim Bridgewater, Cherilyn Eagar, Mike Lee and Roger Williams III all have confirmed they will participate in the meeting, which is open to the public, said Suzanne Merrill, the organization's communications director.

"We're preparing for a crowd," Merrill said. "We're taking down the tables and setting up as many chairs as we can."

The group meets monthly to discuss a variety of public issues.

Ivan Keller will moderate the event. Individuals are invited to e-mail questions for the candidates to Elaine Bonham at [email protected] or to Merrill at [email protected]

— Marc Haddock