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Phillips, Ricks to unite

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Sparks of Foley announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashton Kathleen Phillips, to Jonathan Tobias Ricks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tobbie Ricks of Andalusia.

The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Foley High School. She is currently attending the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and is employed at J.C. Penney.

Ashton Kathleen Phillips and Jonathan Tobias Ricks

The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Andalusia High School and a 2007 graduate of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, where he earned a degree in forestry. He is a member of the Alabama National Guard and is currently employed with Jones Electrical in Tuscaloosa.

The wedding will take place on Sat., Sept. 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Kirkpatrick Park in Andalusia.

Out of town invitations are being sent, and all friends are invited to attend.