Longboat Key residents Corey Gropp and Jessica Rickards have announced their engagement and upcoming October wedding.
Rickards is the daughter of Pam Eatrides, of Sarasota, and Scott Rickards, of Spring Hill. She is a graduate of the Manatee School for the Arts and works for Whole Foods Market in Sarasota.
Gropp is the son of Denise Lea, of Orlando, and Peter Gropp, of Traverse City, Mich. He graduated from Moore Mickens High, in Dade City, and works for Cannons Marina.