Kelly Smetana and Max Fada of MountainTop, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael D. and Janet Smetana of Tamaqua. She is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in business administration. She is employed at Kraft Foods in Hanover, Pa.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of John R. and Maryann Fada of Summit Hill. He served five years in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he is a two tour veteran of the Afghanistan War.

He graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He is currently employed by the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Enforcement and Investigations.

The couple became engaged on Dec. 10, 2011 and will exchange wedding vows on Sept. 15 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Tamaqua.

The reception will take place at the Mahoning Valley Country Club in Lehighton. The couple plans to honeymoon in St. Lucia.