The bride-elect is the daughter of the late James N.B. and Judith H. McKay of Poland. A 1989 graduate of Poland Seminary High School, she received her bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and her law degree from the College of William and Mary. She is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
The future groom is the son of Auxenia M. Abalos of California and the late Juan R. Abalos. Licensed as a certified public accountant and an attorney, he received his bachelor's and law degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a captain in the U.S. Navy and a professor of commercial law and federal taxation.
The couple will be married on New Year's Eve at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria, Va., and a reception will be held at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria immediately following the ceremony. Invitations will be extended for both.
CYNTHIA MCKAY and BENJAMIN ABALOS