Richard and Beckie Holmes, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Karla Jo Holmes, to Grant Benjamin Lacy, son of Mike and Sally Lacy, Hays.

Grandparents of the couple are Gerald and Vula Gager, Plainville, Norma Holmes, Alton, Ann Lacy, Norton, the late Estel Gager, the late Cy Lacy, the late Jackson Holmes, and the late Don and Lois Brown.

The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Hays High School. She is employed at Riverside Chiropractic, Hays.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and a 2006 graduate of Fort Hays State University. He is aquatics director at Hays Recreation Commission and Hays Aquatic Park.

An April 6, 2012, wedding is planned at sunset at Smathers Beach in Key West, Fla.