Kate O’Neil and Patrick Niedzwiecki, Jr. announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jim and Linda O’Neil of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Patrick, Sr. and Cindy Niedzwiecki of Alpena.

Kate and Patrick are currently living in Hamlet, N.C. Kate works in the English Department of Richmond Senior High School for Richmond County Schools. Patrick works as a maintenance mechanic for SoPakCo.

The couple will exchange their wedding vows July 4, 2014, at the O’Neil home in Alpena.