Melanie Smith and J.R. Harrell
Melanie Smith and J.R. Harrell
Melanie Smith of Hanover and J.R. Harrell of Madison announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Donna Watkins of Hanover and John Watkins of Nabb. She is a 1992 graduate of Southwestern High School and a 1996 graduate of Bellarmine University. She plans to graduate with a master's in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in December. She is employed with O.V.O. Head Start.

The groom-to-be is the son of Rocky and Karen Harrell of Madison. He is a 1997 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He is employed with Craig Toyota.

A private ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at Hanover Beach. A reception will follow at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus. Invitations have been sent, but all family and friends are invited to the reception.