Watkins-Furlong Engagement


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Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 1:03 pm
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Announcement is made of the engagement of Liz Watkins, Taylor Ridge, and Zach Furlong, Xenia, Ohio. She is the daughter of Mary Beth and Dave Watkins, Taylor Ridge. He is the son of Scott Furlong and Angie and Carey McKenzie, Xenia, Ohio.
The couple will be married on July 5, 2014, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline. The reception will follow at The Stern Center, Rock Island.
Liz graduated from Rockridge High School and the University of Iowa, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She is employed as a contract specialist with Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal.
Zach graduated from Xenia High School, Xenia, Ohio, and the University of Iowa, with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdepartmental Studies. He is employed as a correctional officer with the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department, Rock Island.
Liz and Zach met while she was playing softball and he was playing football for the University of Iowa.












 



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