Jessica Allen and Michael Hilliker of Hale announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Helen (Wagner) Allen, formerly of Alpena, and the late Robert "Bobbie" Allen of Hillman. Her fiance is the son of Violet (Schmitter) Hilliker, formerly of Hale, and the late Everett "Luke" Hilliker of Hale.
Jessica is looking into further college options. Michael is employed as a security guard at Advance Security, stationed at Kalitta Air, Oscoda. He is also a volunteer firefighter for Plainfield Township Fire Department in Hale.
The couple will exchange their wedding vows July 9, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena and hold their reception at the Hillman Community Center.