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Bolton-Benham engagement

Denny and Eileen Bolton of Park Rapids and Randy and Patricia Benham of St. Paul announce the engagement of their children Travis Bolton and Chiara Benham.

Chiara graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies and a Master in International Relations. She recently completed her Master’s in Public Healthcare Administration, with a concentration in gerontology from the University of Minnesota. She is beginning her practicum to become an administrator of a nursing home and she aspires to create her own business to assist adults in aging in place.

Travis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from University of Minnesota. He is a contractor and owns Bolton Construction. In addition, he plays guitar in the Americana band “Tree Party.”

Both the future bride and groom enjoy working together on their new business, Bolton Bees, based out of Park Rapids. They will specialize in queen rearing with over-wintered, northern Minnesota hearty bees and honey production.

A September 2014 wedding is planned at the Church of Saint Stanislaus in St. Paul with a reception at Uppercut Boxing Gym. The couple will live in the home that the groom remodeled in St. Paul, with plans to move to Park Rapids in the future.