Kenda Camille Erkard, 49 Clifton Drive, Boardman, and Robert D. Pickard Jr., 2203 Volney Road, Youngstown, are planning to be married Sept. 7.
The bride-to-be is a daughter of Minnie Erkard, 324 W. LaClede Ave., Youngstown, and the late Elvin Erkard. The future groom is a son of Darlene Pickard of the Volney Road address and Robert Pickard Sr. of Cleveland.
Miss Erkard graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She is a senior department manager at J.C. Penney Co. in Boardman.
Mr. Pickard, who attended YSU, is a customer-service representative with Narrington Benefits in Boardman. He served seven years in the U.S. Navy and two years in active reserves.
The couple will exchange marriage vows during an open-church ceremony planned for 2 p.m. at Old North Church of Canfield. Invitations will be extended for an evening reception at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church Activity Center in Youngstown.