Benjamin David Carmichael, son of Doug and Sandy Carmichael of Evart, and Sara Elizabeth Verdura, daughter of John and Karen Verdura originally from Farmington Hills, currently of Dallas, are pleased to announce their engagement.

Benjamin is a 2002 graduate of Evart High School and a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Packaging Engineering. He is employed at Mary Kay Corporation in Dallas, Texas.

Sara is a 2002 graduate of Mercy High School in Farmington Hills, and a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Packaging Engineering. She is employed at Multi Packaging Solutions in Dallas.

Although Ben and Sara both are from Michigan and both attended Michigan State University, they never met until a mutual friend introduced them in Dallas.

They will be married in Detroit. After their honeymoon in Italy, they will start their new life together in Dallas.