Bender — Smith

SALEM – Lee and Judi Bender, Salem, are announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah J. Bender, to Townsend E. Smith, son of Linda Smith, Salem, and Tim Smith, 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.