Amanda Jill Bowen and Brian Edward Merchant announce their engagement. Bowen is the daughter of Jeffrey and Terrie Ann Bowen of Jamestown. Merchant is the son of Sharen Merchant of Pittsfield, Pa., and Ronald Merchant of Jacksonville, Fla.
The bride-to-be is a registered nurse employed by BOCES as a nursing instructor. Her fiance is employed by Bush Industries.
An April 2011 wedding is planned.
Brian Merchant and Amanda Bowen