Paul and Kim Bayer of Garden City announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Bayer, to Tracy Mannel. He is the son of Warren and Berniece Mannel of Salina.

The bride-to-be graduated from Garden City High School in 2006, and earned an undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and a bachelor's degree in social work. She is employed as a case manager for Comcare of Sedgwick County.

Her fiancee graduated from El-Saline High School in 2004 and from Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in social science. He is an operations supervisor for JB Hunt Transportation.

They plan to marry Oct. 22, 2011, at St. Dominic's Parish in Garden City.