Announcements & Celebrations

Jessica Chvala and Darren Kanda

Jessica Chvala and Darren Kanda announce their engagement and plans for a June 5, 2009 wedding at St. Joseph's Church in Bakersfield, CA.

The prospective bride is the daughter of James and Nancy Chvala of Bakersfield. Jessica is a graduate of Bakersfield High School and a full time student at Bakersfield College studying Radiology Technology.

The prospective groom is the son of Michael and Diane Kanda of Bellingham. Darren is a graduate of Squalicum High School and Bellingham Technical College. He lives in Nipomo, CA and is employed as an Instrument Techni- cian for Conoco Phillips in Santa Maria.

The couple met at a softball tournament in 2006 in Bakersfield. The proposal took place on Aug 1, 2008 on the way home from a trip to Washington State.