Melissa Dawn Evans and Jacob Michael Rush, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The future bride is the daughter of Janice Evans and the late Lee Evans of Vandalia.
She graduated from Vandalia Community High School in 2009 and from Kaskaskia College with a degree in respiratory therapy in 2014.
She is employed as a certified respiratory therapist at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
The future groom is the son of Denise Rush and the late Michael Rush of Vandalia.
He graduated from Vandalia Community High School in 2009 and from Kaskaskia College with an associate’s degree in HVAC tech.
He is employed by Effingham Pepsi.
The couple are planning a 3 p.m. wedding on Aug. 8 at the Vandalia Shrine Club, with a reception to follow at that location.