Brandy Short of Brownstown and Marion Brown of Vandalia have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The future bride is the daughter of Sheryl Jackson of St. Elmo and Michael Short of Vandalia.
She is a 2000 graduate of Brownstown High School, and is employed as a customer service representative at Octochem Inc.
The future groom is the son of Micki and Scott Durbin of Vandalia, and the grandson of Tom and Jane Brown of Vandalia.
He is a 2003 graduate of Vandalia Community High School, and he graduated from Kaskaskia College with a degree in criminal justice in 2007. He is employed as a senior officer at the Federal Correctional Institute in Greenville.
The couple will be married at 3 p.m. on Aug. 2 at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia, with a dinner reception to follow at 5:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.