Michelle Hawkins plans marriage to Aaron Gongaware

Michelle Hawkins and Aaron Gongaware are engaged according to an announcement being made by her mother, Carla Hawkins Husley of Russiaville, Ind. He is the son of Terry and Aida Gongaware of Salem and Gene and Rebecca Corona of Hestford, N.C.

The bride-elect is a senior living consultant at Copeland Oaks Retirement Community. She graduated from Salem High School in 1998 and received a bachelor’s of administration in marketing and international business from Kent State University in 2004.

The prospective bridegroom is a 1993 graduate of Salem High school. He is a journeyman cement mason with Local 179 of Youngstown.

Invitations will be issued for the couple’s private, double-ring ceremony and reception at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Mastropietro Winery.