The engagement and upcoming marriage of Ashley J. Gates and Jason H. Miranda are being announced by the couple’s parents, John and Shanda Gates of Southington, Russell and Jena Miranda of Windham, and Joseph and Margory Miller of Hadley, Pa.

Miss Gates is a 2001 graduate of Chalker High School and received her bachelor’s degree in science from Kent State University in 2007.

Mr. Miranda is also a graduate of Chalker High School in 1999 and completed auctioneer school at Walton in 2003. He is the owner of Chalkers Auction and Equipment, Southington.

The couple will be united in marriage during a private wedding ceremony to be held in July 2014. Invitations will be issued at a later date.