Charles and Carol Hansen, Plainville, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Cara Hansen, to Jake Hillard, son of Bill and Debbie Purk, Bellefontaine, Ohio, and the late Greg Hillard.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Plainville High School, received a bachelor's degree from Washburn University, and is pursuing a master's degree from Baker University. She is employed in human resources at Starkey Inc., Wichita.

The prospective bridegroom received a bachelor's degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design. He is an industrial designer at Coleman Co.

A July 31, 2010, wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wichita. A reception, dinner and dance will follow at Exploration Place. The couple will reside in Wichita