Andres Sandate and Heidi McElroy, both of Atlanta, Ga., announce their engagement.


Andres Sandate and Heidi McElroy, both of Atlanta, Ga., announce their engagement.

The future bride is the daughter of James and Dionne McElroy of Ames, Iowa. Heidi is a 1999 graduate of Ames High School. She received a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Iowa with a minor in Spanish in 2003. She is an event planner for the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group in Atlanta, Ga.

The future groom is the son of Connie Sandate of Newton and Antonio Sandate of Newton. Andy is a 1997 graduate of Newton High School. He received a bachelor of business administration and his masterís in business administration from The University of Kansas. He is an investment banker at Regions Capital Markets, a division of Regions Bank, in Atlanta, Ga.

The couple plans to marry May 24, 2009, in Ames, Iowa.