Jerry and Betty Hale of Bridgewater, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Hale, to Julius Gist III, son of Alie Sanford and the late Mase Sanford, and Susan Gist and the late Julius “Rod” Gist.

Jodi graduated from Turner Ashby High School and Mary Baldwin University. She currently spends her days working at Albemarle Department of Social Services as a financial analyst.

Julius graduated from Madison County High School and attended Piedmont Virginia Community College. He spends his days growing his small business, Commonwealth Backflow & Cross Connection LLC, a Central Virginia company.

The couple has set a September 2018 wedding in Staunton, Va., followed by a honeymoon in Croatia. Jodi and Julius plan to make their home in Crozet, Va.

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