The families announce the engagement of Sarah Smarr of Belpre, to Joshua Jeffrey of Washington, W.Va.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Roy and Dinah Smarr of Belpre.

She is a 2006 graduate of Pensacola Christian College with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication.

She is employed as an accounting clerk at The Marietta Times, and as a electronics sales associate at Wal-Mart.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Jason and Julie Jeffrey of Washington. He is a 2000 graduate of Parkersburg South High School. He was employed at Wal-Mart for 10 years.

A September wedding is planned.