Scot Heckert and Heather Ferguson announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Marguerite Smith of Parkersburg and David Smith of Weston, W.Va. She is a 1989 graduate of Parkersburg South High School, and is the Clinical Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant at Smith Orthodontics in Parkersburg.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Heck and Diane Heckert, and Debbie Miller, all of Parkersburg. He is a 1988 graduate of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Fla., and is self-employed.

An outdoor wedding is planned for Aug. 31 at the groom’s parents house with a dinner reception and boat ride on the family sternwheeler, P.A. Denny.