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Engagement: Thomas-Collette

Emmaus grad

to wed in October

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Thomas III of Dallas, Luzerne County, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Marie, to Christopher Joseph Collette, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Collette Jr. of Macungie.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Robert Asby of Larksville, Luzerne County, and the late Marguerite Siegel Asby and Joyce and James Sabol, of Lehman, Luzerne County.

Her fiancé is the grandson of Juliana Collette, of Macungie, and the late Joseph Collette Sr. and Ted and Delores Rupley, of Lansdale, Montgomery County.

The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Dallas High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008.

She received an associate's degree in applied science in nursing from Lehigh Carbon Community College in 2010.

She is a neurosurgical operating room registered nurse at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Her fiancé is a 2004 graduate of Emmaus High School. He received a nursing diploma from St. Luke's School of Nursing in 2012.

He is a trauma unit registered nurse at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The couple will exchange vows Oct. 10 at an outdoor ceremony at The Island House, Johns Island, S.C.

A cocktail hour and reception will follow.

Shannon Marie Thomas and Christopher Joseph Collette