Matthew Kortus and Maranda VanDiest announce their engagement and plans for a March 10, 2009 wedding on the Island of St Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The prospective Bride is the daughter of Ron & Diana VanDiest and Kim & Jenny Hurlbut of Lynden. Maranda graduated from Lynden High School and is employed by Horizon Airlines. The prospective Groom is the son of Randy & Jana Kortus of Lynden. Matthew graduated from Lynden Christian High School and is employed by PowerTek.
The couple met while playing co-ed Softball.
The proposal took place at Bender Fields in Lynden, the same place where they first met.