Lauren Brown and Benjamin Laur announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Alan and Sheryl Brown, formerly of Alpena. Her fiance is the son of Douglas and Cindy Laur of Prudenville.
Lauren is a 2005 graduate of Alpena High School and a 2010 graduate of Central Michigan University, where she majored in English and Music and graduated summa cum laude. Benjamin is a 2002 graduate of Houghton Lake High School and a 2010 graduate of CMU, majoring in Music.
The couple will be pursuing graduate degrees in creative writing and composition, respectively. They will exchange their wedding vows Aug. 14 in Mt. Pleasant.