Dr. and Mrs. Chris Phillip Ethridge of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Joy Ethridge of Greensboro, N.C., to David Michael Dale, also of Greensboro. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Dale of Westerville, Ohio, and the late Dr. Mary Alice Putnam Creason of King, N.C.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bobbie Miller of Ridgeland and the late Charles Miller and Miriam Ethridge and the late Dr. Heber Ethridge and Barbara Ethridge of Madison.
Miss Ethridge is an honor graduate of Jackson Academy. She attended Elon University where she received a bachelor’s degree, majoring in English and international studies. She did her master’s work in English at Florida State University. She is currently a merchandising project manager with The Fresh Market in Greensboro.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James and Alice Putnam of Chattanooga, Yvonne Dale Cobleigh of Livonia, Mich., the late James Dale of Hubbard Lake, Mich., and Arlene Dale of Hubbard Lake, Mich.
Dale is a graduate of ECPI University.
The couple will exchange vows in a civil ceremony December 30, followed by a formal ceremony and reception on January 16, at the Cadillac Service Garage event hall in Greensboro.