Michele Lynn Zanders of Lehighton and Richard James Brown of Effort have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Kathy Zanders of Lehighton. She is a 2007 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

She earned an associate degree in business management from Lehigh Carbon Community College.

She is currently employed by First Northern Bank & Trust in Egypt, Pa.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Rich and Karen Brown of Effort.

He is a 2003 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and MCTI, where he studied electrical construction.

He is currently employed by Innovative Control Systems in Wind Gap.

A wedding is being planned for spring of 2015.