Jacqueline Flaherty and William Finkelstein, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kathy and Jack Flaherty, Hanover Township. She is the granddaughter of the late Theodore and Helen Yanus, Larksville, and the late Rose and John Flaherty, East End.
The prospective groom is the son of Dorothy and Jay Finkelstein, Kingston. He is the grandson of Lois Shonk, Kingston, and the late William Shonk, and the late Helen and Maynard Finkelstein, Kingston.
Jackie is a 2004 graduate of Hanover Area High School. Continuing her education at Luzerne County Community College and Wilkes University, she studied journalism communications and public relations, earning her degree in 2009. She is employed as the national catering sales and marketing manager for Zoës Kitchen, a southern-Mediterranean restaurant concept, at their corporate office in Dallas, Texas.
Bill is a 2004 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School. Continuing his education, he studied business at Luzerne County Community College and at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, N.C., where he was a 2012 cum laude graduate earning a culinary arts degree. Bill is also employed at Zoës Kitchen as a managing operator on location in Dallas, Texas.
Jackie and Bill were recently honored with a cocktail party celebrating their engagement. The couple will exchange vows during an intimate family ceremony on Sept. 1, 2013, at Friedman Farms in Dallas, Pa.