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Published: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 12:45 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 12:48 p.m. CDT
Amber Avelar and Patrick Chasco

Amber Avelar, formerly of Walnut, and Patrick Chasco of Springfield are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. She is the daughter of Sheri Rhodes and Anthony Avelar Sr. of Walnut. He is the son of Billie Pack of Peoria Heights, and Pat and Luann Chasco of South Pekin.

The bride-elect graduated from Bureau Valley High School and earned a bachelor’s and master’s in education from Illinois State University. She is employed by the Springfield Public School System, teaching fourth grade.

Her fiancé is a graduate of Pekin Community High School. He is employed by MSF & W in Springfield as a computer programmer.

The couple will be married Aug. 9 at Long Bridge Golf Course in Springfield. Invitations have been sent.

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