Jillian Saras, Richard Mendez to wed Saturday

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Jillian Nicole Saras of Rocklin and Richard Ruben Mendez, Jr. of Grass Valley will exchange marriage vows on June 8 at the Forest House Lodge in Foresthill. Saras is the daughter of Michael and Janet Saras and sister to Christopher and Kimberly Saras. She graduated from Rocklin High School in 2005 and is currently completing her Bachelors? degree in Nursing at Northwestern College in Iowa. Mendez is the son of Richard Mendez, Sr. and Shelli and William Netherby and brother to James Mendez and Danielle Netherby. He graduated from Nevada Union High School in 2003 and is currently employed as general manager and fitness consultant at Anytime Fitness in Iowa. The couple was introduced by a mutual friend in 2007. Mendez asked for Saras? hand in marriage while surrounded by family on Dec. 24, 2010. Currently, they reside in Orange City, Iowa, but plan to return to California after Saras graduates.