Kirista Jade Roper and Eric Clayton Hodge of Mt. Vernon announce their forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Kathy Roper of Mt. Vernon and Steven Roper of Rose Bud. She is the granddaughter of Rheba Henry and the late Jesse Henry of Mt. Vernon and Cathy Roper and the late Rob Roper of Rose Bud.

She is a 2008 graduate of Mt. Vernon-Enola High School and is currently pursuing a nursing degree at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton.

The prospective groom is the son of David and Kris Hodge of Mt. Vernon. He is the grandson of the late Irvin and Margaret Hodge, and David Walls and the late Lori Walls, all of Mt. Vernon.

He is a 2008 graduate of Mt. Vernon-Enola High School and he is currently attending Fulmer Electrical School in Vilonia and is employed with Double J Electric.

The wedding is set to take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012, at Red Hill Community Church with a reception to follow.

Friends and family are welcome.