Mr. and Mrs. John Shimko, of Elysburg, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Betty Shimko, to Jason Haile, a son of William and Catherine Haile, of Coal Township.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School and Shippensburg University. She is employed by Geisinger Health System, Danville.

The groom is a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School and Luzerne County Community College. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1997 through 2001, and is employed by Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Frackville.

The couple are planning an Oct. 12, 2013, wedding at Elysburg Alliance Church followed by a reception at the Danville Elks.