Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Augustus Griffin Jr. of Washington would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawn Renee Griffin of Washington, to Steven Robert Pickens of Washington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Vernon Wheeler of Harlem and Mr. and Mrs. Robert William Pickens III of Washington.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James (Jim) Thomas Evans of Lincolnton, the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Augustus Griffin Sr. of Washington and the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Reese of Thomson.
Dawn Renee Griffin
She is a graduate of Wilkes Academy and she received a bachelors degree in education from the University of Georgia and a masters of education from Augusta State University. She is presently employed with Wilkes County Board of Education as a seventh grade teacher at Washington-Wilkes Middle School.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jacques of Woodbridge, New Jersey and Mrs. Dolores Pickens and the late Mr. Robert William Pickens Jr. of Parlin, New Jersey.
He is a graduate of Thomson High School and attended Georgia College. He is employed with Pliant Corporation of Washington.
The wedding is planned for August 27, 2005 at Wisteria Hall in Washington. Invitations will be sent.