Carrie Ann Long, of Cedar, and Zackery James VanderBeek, of New Sharon, are please to announce their engagement and plan to marry on Dec. 10, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in New Sharon.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mark and Kelly Long of Cedar. She is a 2003 graduate of North Mahaska High School and a 2005 graduate of Indian Hills Community College. She is employed at the Pro-Line Building Company in New Sharon.

The groom-to-be is the son of Jim and Barb VanderBeek of New Sharon. He is a 2003 graduate of North Mahaska High School. He is currently racing full-time on the United States Modified Touring Series, United States Racing Association Series in the Midwest and UMP Winternationals in Georgia and Florida.

The couple plans to honeymoon in the Caribbean and will reside in New Sharon.

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