Melanie Hepburn and Jared Smith, both of Alpena, announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tim and Amy Hepburn of Ossineke, and Charleen Pleiness of Alpena and Grand Lake. Her fiance is the son of Bob and Delynn Carr of Ossineke and the late Dennis Smith.
Melanie is a 2004 graduate of Alpena High School and is working toward a degree in psychology at Alpena Community College. She is employed by Tendercare Alpena. Jared is a 2001 graduate of Alpena High School and a 2003 graduate of Alpena Community College. He is employed by Endura-veyor Inc.
The couple will exchange their wedding vows May 21, 2011, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Alpena.