Leann Rene Hanowell and Benjamin Edward Van Dyken announce their engagement and plans for a December 5 wedding at Christ Fellowship Church in Everson.
The prospective bride is the daughter of Tim and Rhonda Hanowell of Everson. Leann graduated from Nooksack Valley High School and Utopia Academy of Hair Design. She is employed at Pleasing... hair salon and more, as a cosmetologist.
The groom is the son of Edwin and Deborah Van Dyken of Nooksack. Ben graduated from Nooksack Valley High School, Skagit Valley College with an Associates Degree, and Ashworth Univ. with a degree in Landscape Design. He is employed at VGLM as landscape manager.
Ben and Leann started dating in high school. After four years of dating they were engaged last fall.