Mr. and Mrs. Charles Almand Jr. of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Louise Almand, to Benjamin Dodson Buchanan of Birmingham, Ala., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kent Buchanan of Paducah, Ky.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sue Barrow of Snellville, the late Josh Barrow, Joella Almand of Lilburn and the late Charles Almand Sr. She is a 2004 graduate of Brookwood High School and received a bachelor's degree in family studies from Samford University. She is employed as a regional coordinator at Impact Alabama.

The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Dr. Maury Dodson of Grand Rivers, Ky. and Mr. and Mrs. John Benjamin Buchanan of Metropolis, Ill. He is a 2004 graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School and received a bachelor's degree in economics from Samford University. He is employed as an analyst at Founders Investment Banking.

The wedding is planned for May 24 at Mathews Manor in Springville, Ala.