The Du Quoin Elks Club will host a pre-election meet and greet with candidates seeking election to the Du Quoin city council on April 7.
Exalted ruler Craig Smith said the reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be no forum or debate, but local voters will have a chance to talk to the candidates.
Smith said incumbent Mayor Rex Duncan and mayoral challenger Guy Alongi have already accepted the invitation to attend. All commissioner candidates are encouraged to attend, as well.
Because of its community service initiatives the Du Quoin Elks has been identified as the fastest growing chapter in the state.