Robin and Bob Hannigan of Topeka are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Christal Hannigan to Joshua Coufal.

The future groom is the son of David Coufal, of Holton, Kansas, and Sherryl Coufal, of Topeka, Kansas. He is the grandson of Kathryn and the late Lee Axelton, of Topeka, and John and Marcia Coufal, of Holton.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Bob and Jeanne Taggart, of Topeka, and Bob and Mary Hannigan, of Hutchinson, Kansas.

Christal graduated from Topeka High School and Washburn University. She is a Consumer Sales Specialist with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. Josh graduated from Hiawatha High School and Highland Community College. He is a Disease Management Specialist with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.

After a beautiful proposal on a cliff in Badlands National Park in May of 2016, the couple has decided on an outdoor wedding on October 7, 2017, at the Topeka Zoological Park, with dinner to follow.

Christal and Josh plan a long honeymoon traveling throughout Southeast Asia and then will reside in Topeka.

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