Carrie Anne Philion and James Francis Deering, both of Grand Rapids, wish to announce their engagement. They are planning an Aug. 2, 2014, wedding at the Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Don and Chris Philion of Traverse City.
Carrie graduated from Traverse City Central High School, received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University, and is continuing her studies toward a master’s degree in rehabilitation therapy.
Carrie currently is employed with Spectrum Health Grand Rapids as a rehabilitation assistant.
The future groom is the son of Gerry and Deb Deering of Traverse City. James graduated from Traverse City West Senior High School and attended Northwestern Michigan College in culinary studies.
He currently is a student at Grand Valley State University studying toward a degree in supply chain management. He plans a May 2015 graduation.
James is associated with Deering’s Market in Traverse City.