— Michael and Cheryl Hayes of Pickens, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Leigh Hayes, to Corey Roger Gareri. He is the son of Charles and Jane Gareri of rural Thorntown.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Pickens Senior High School, Southern Wesleyan University, and Central Methodist University, where she earned a master’s degree in education. Currently she is the director of the Six Mile Recreation Department and will teach at The Sunshine House Learning Center.
The groom-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Western Boone High School. He graduated from Earlham College in 2009, with a degree in business and non-profit management, and graduated from Central Methodist University with a master’s degree in education. He is currently pitching coach for the Southern Wesleyan University baseball team and head coach of the Carolina Chaos of the Southern Collegiate Baseball summer wooden bat league.
The couple is planning a wedding for June 2012, at Pickens View Wesleyan Church in Pickens. The Rev. Nathan George will officiate.