Lee and Judi Bender of Salem are announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah J. Bender, to Townsend E. Smith. He is the son of Linda Smith of Salem and Tim Smith of Boardman.
The bride-elect is a special education teacher at Youngstown Christian School.
Her fiance is employed as a buyer's assistant at Giant Eagle Inc. in Harmony, Pa.
The couple is planning an Oct. 4 wedding at Boardman Park. A reception will follow at the Blue Wolf Banquet Hall.