---- — Megan Kniffen and Dave Dietrich, together with their families, would like to announce their engagment and upcoming marriage.
The couple was engaged on the evening of Aug. 18, 2012, during the Chinese Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. Their wedding ceremony is planned for April 13 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis.
Megan is a 2003 graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School, a 2005 graduate of Rend Lake College, and a 2007 graduate of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in business management. She is currently the catering sales manager at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.
Megan is the daughter of Randy and Laura Kniffen, and the granddaughter of Norma Kniffen and Roberta Blanding, all of Mt. Vernon.
Dave received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis-Lambuth in 2002, and his master’s degree in speech communications at Baylor University in 2004.
He is currently the director of development for the American Youth Foundation.
Dave is the son of Mike and Inez Dietrich of Olive Branch, Miss., and Debbie and Larry Brown of Miramar, Fla.