Jeffrey and Mary Ellen Palker of Aiken announce the engagement of their daughter Caitlin Nicole Palker of New Braunfels, TX, to Kyle Reid Shannon of New Braunfels, TX, a son of Dr. Timothy and Sue Shannon of Aiken.

The wedding is planned for October 2014 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Aiken.

The bride-elect is a maternal granddaughter of the late Matthew and Eloyse Breen and a paternal granddaughter of the late Joseph and Alice Palker.

She is a 2005 graduate of South Aiken High School. She is a graduate of South Carolina College of Pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree.

The bridegroom-elect is a maternal grandson of the late Fred and Mary Ellen Kohn and a paternal grandson of William and Patricia Shannon of Libertyville, IL.

He is a 2003 graduate of South Aiken High School. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in law. He is employed by Primera Energy.