The engagement of Tiffany Billman, Tamaqua, to George Bieber, also of Tamaqua, has been announced by her parents.

The daughter of Joel and Karen Billman of Tamaqua, the bride-to-be is a graduate of Tamaqua Area High School.

She will soon earn an associate degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College in general studies, and plans to attend St. Luke's School of Nursing beginning this winter.

She is employed as a waitress at Blue Mountain Christian Retreat.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Raymond Bieber and Flormilina Kates.

He is a graduate of Panther Valley High School. He is employed as a retail banker at Woodforest National Bank.

The couple were engaged at sunrise on a hot-air balloon ride over the Lehigh Valley.

They plan to get married in September of 2014.