Announcement PicMelanie and Kevin East of Lufkin, Texas, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Camille East, to Austin Clay Vining of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Allison is the granddaughter of Sarah and Larry East of Vicksburg, Mississippi. and Vicki and Prentice Long of Brandon, Mississippi.

Austin is the son of Holli and Tim Vining of Minden. He is the grandson of the late Tony White, Vicky White of Minden, Niki Cunningham of Princeton and Martha and Gary Vining of Haughton.

The couple met in 2012 at their alma mater, Louisiana Tech University in Ruston and were engaged Dec. 31, 2014 in New Orleans.

The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Vicksburg High School, where she was Valedictorian, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and journalism from Louisiana Tech University.

She is employed as a program director at the Junius Ward Johnson Memorial YMCA in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

The prospective groom is a 2010 graduate of Doyline High School andĀ holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and in psychology from Louisiana Tech University. He is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi. He is employed as a staff writer at The Vicksburg Post.

An April 2016 wedding officiated by the Rev. Beth Palmer is planned at Warner-Tully YMCA Camp in Port Gibson, Mississippi.

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