Dee and Debbie Patterson of Harrison have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sarah Ruth Patterson, to Benjamin James Leslie, son of Dr. Thomas Steven Leslie of Harrison and Rena McCall of Conway.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Norma and Jack Newman of Harrison, the late Dr. Joe Bill Wilson, and Don Patterson and Sylvia Patterson, both of Springdale.
She is a 2000 graduate of Harrison High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene.
She is employed as a dental hygienist with Dr. Don Milburn in Harrison. The prospective groom is the grandson of L.R. "Jack" and Georgia Cochran of Salem and the late Joe and Donal Leslie.
He is a 1997 graduate of Harrison High School, and is employed at North Arkansas Electric Co-op in Salem.
The ceremony is planned for 4 p.m. April 30 at First Baptist Church in Harrison. The reception to follow at the Hotel Seville. Family and friends are invited to attend.