Donald and Marion Hardwick, Manhattan, and Robert and Linda Gruber, Baxter Springs, announce the engagement of their children, Amy Hardwick and Eric Gruber, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 1994 graduate of Manhattan High School. She received a bachelor's degree in family life and community services from Kansas State University in 1999. She will receive her master's degree in early childhood special education from Kansas University in July. She is a lead teacher at Community Children's Center Head Start, Lawrence.
The future groom is a 1994 graduate of Baxter Springs High School. He received his bachelor's degree in mass communications from Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, Mo., in 1999. He is employed by The De Soto Explorer and The Eudora News.
The couple plan a July 26 wedding at Christ Community Church, Lawrence.