Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, McKenzie Rose Smith of Charlotte, North Carolina, to Connor William Allen of Charlotte, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Allen of Charlotte.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. John Norris Sr. and the late Mrs. Barbara Norris and Mr. Robert Smith Sr. and the late Mrs. Dorothy Smith, all of Sumter. She graduated from Wilson Hall in 2014 and from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She is employed as a travel nurse in the Charlotte area.

The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of Mrs. Sally Shaffer and the late Rev. Roger Shaffer of Charlotte. He graduated in 2013 from South Mecklenburg High School and in 2017 from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor's degree in Business with a major in Accounting. He is an investment accountant with Barings LLC, an international investment firm in Charlotte.

The wedding is planned for Sept. 17, 2022, at Morning Glory Farm in Charlotte.