— Beckie Alderton and Donald Coan announce their engagement.
The future bride, daughter of Linda Alderton of Geneva and the late Hal “Sonny” Alderton, received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Bowling Green State University. She is a pre-kindergarten teacher at Quaker Care Day Care in Willoughby Hills.
Her fiancé, son of Barbara Coan of Archdale, N.C., and the late James T. Coan, is a graduate of Pittsburgh Culinary Institute. He is a chef at Mary’s Diner in Geneva.
The couple will be married in a closed ceremony Oct. 12 at the Geneva Lodge lakefront gazebo. A closed reception will be at Geneva Community Center.