Lauren Damato, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Damato of Grove City, and Brian Alonso, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Alonso of Circleville, have announced their engagement and plan to be married.

Damato, Alonso to exchange vows

Lauren Damato, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Damato of Grove City, and Brian Alonso, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Alonso of Circleville, have announced their engagement and plan to be married.

The bride-to-be holds a degree in education from Capital University and is a fifth-grade teacher for the Granville Exempted Village School District.

The future groom holds a business degree from Capital University and is employed by Columbus Pest Control.

The couple plans a July 11 wedding at St. John's Lutheran Church.

Bleakmore, Hicks nuptials planned

Jami Bleakmore, daughter of Charles and Vicki Bleakmore of Westerville, and Adam Hicks, son of Danny and Candy Hicks of Westerville, have announced their engagement and plans to be married.

The couple will exchange vows in a July 11 wedding at Worthington United Methodist Church.

The bride-to-be is a 2001 Westerville North High School graduate, received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Ohio University in 2005 and a master's degree in language, literacy and culture from Ohio State University in 2007. She is an elementary school teacher in the Westerville City Schools.

The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Big Walnut High School and holds a bachelor's degree in Capital University. He is an assistant football coach at Saginaw Valley State University.

Burchard, Bernowski to wed

Mary Burchard and Ricky Bernowski have announced their engagement and plans to be married.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Maria Crum of Powell and the late Fred Burchard. She is a graduate of the Ohio Institute of Health Careers and is employed as a dental office assistant.

The future groom is the son of Rick and Esther Bernowski of Newark. He graduated from Yakota High School in Japan and is employed by THK Manufacturing.

The couple plans to exchange wedding vows in an Aug. 8 wedding ceremony to be held at Harbor Hills in Hebron.