Libby Merritt of Conway and Ben Harrington of Hot Springs have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Jim and Debbie Merritt of Conway and the granddaughter of Stanley Russ and the late Nina Benton Russ, Tom Merritt and his wife Betty and the late Peggy Smith Merritt.

She graduated from Conway Christian High School and currently is a senior at Ouachita Baptist University, majoring in kinesiology, and she is a member of the OBU volleyball team.

The prospective groom is the son of Neal and Rhonda Harrington of Hot Springs, and the grandson of Don and Velma Hardin and the late Hugh and June Harrington. 

He graduated from Nettleton High School in Jonesboro and currently is a senior at Ouachita Bapitst University majoring in public relations.

The wedding is set to take place at 4 p.m. August 6 at Fellowship Bible Church in Conway.