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Kathy Allard and Kevin Backes, along with their parents the late Max Allard and Karen Allard of Grand Forks, ND, and Larry and Vivian Backes of Evansville, IN, are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Kathy is a graduate of Red River High School, UND, and USD and is a speech language pathologist in the Grand Forks public schools. Kevin is a graduate of F.J. Reitz High School, IU and is a Border Patrol Agent in Grand Forks.

The couple will be married on Saturday, July 22, at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Grand Forks, ND with a reception and dance to follow at the Alerus Center.