PLEASANT VALLEY, W.Va. — Lauren Ashley Shaffer, daughter of Mark and Mary Shaffer of Pleasant Valley, and Austin McKenzie Thomas, son of Jerry and Nancy Thomas of Frostburg, announce their engagement.
Lauren is the granddaughter of the late Earl and Anita Keener and Bill Shaffer and Doris Shaffer of Fairmont.
Austin is the grandson of Lois and Roger Bowman of Deep Creek and the late Arnold “Jack” and Cleo Rebekah “Becky” Thomas of Kingwood.
Lauren is a senior at Fairmont State University and will graduate in December with a bachelor of applied science degree in fashion merchandising. She also holds an associate’s degree from Fairmont State University in fashion design.
Austin attended Fairmont State University and is currently employed as a sale representative at AT&T, Fairmont.
While Lauren was interning during the fall 2012 semester at Walt Disney World, Austin surprised her with his proposal in front of Cinderella’s Castle.
An October wedding is planned.