Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast June 22, 2018









Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast June 22, 2018





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Happy Friday!

Congratulations to Ruth Ann Barker, Matt Houtwed and Jackie Mundt for being elected to the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. They join Scott Goodheart, Heather Herren, Tom Jones, Mark Morgan, Mark Ploger, Kelley Simon, Charmaine Swanepoel, and Chris Westerhaus.

 
Pratt Farmers’ Market
Applications and Guidelines for the 2018 Season are now available at the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce, the Peoples Bank, Pratt Public Library and the K-State Research and Extension Office. Forms are also available by visiting www.PrattKansas.org
 
B-29 Museum is open on Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Pratt Army Airfield – 82 Curran Road
Visit their website at www.prairiebombers.org for more information. If you would like to visit the museum at another time call 672-8321, 672-2444 or 620-797-2919 to schedule an appointment!
 
2018 Hot & Cold Classic – Disc Golf Tournament Presented by Dynamic Discs
Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24
May Dennis Park
 
Farmer’s Market
Saturday, June 23
Merchants Park
 
Farmer’s Market
Saturday, June 30
Merchants Park
 
American Legion Riders Post 86 Firework Display
Tuesday, July 3 at Dusk
Pratt County Veterans Memorial Lake
Celebrate the 4th of July early with the annual American Legion Riders Post 86 fireworks display! 
 
Farmer’s Market
Saturday, July 7
Merchants Park
 
Summer Concert Series presented by the Pratt Public Library
John Woodson’s Leg
Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 pm
Pratt Public Library – 401 S. Jackson
Check the Facebook event page often for the latest information.
 
Jeff Hawkins Basketball Camp
Friday, July 13 – Times vary for age groups
Blythe Family Fitness
This event is for 2nd through 12th grade students looking to work on their bball skills!  Former counselors include Frank Mason III, Devonte Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk to just name a few. To register for this event, visit jeffhawkinsskillsacademy.redpodium.com/jeff-hawkins-2018-pratt-summer-camp
 
Summerfest 2018
Saturday, July 14
Pratt, KS
Hot summer deals throughout town! Register at participating businesses and enter a chance to win over $500 in gift certificates and chamber bucks. We will end the evening with live music at Merchants Park, Mark Graber and Nick Squires will be performing starting at 7:00 pm and then Fiddlin’ Round will take the stage until 10:00 pm so bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy a night under the stars! At 10:00 pm, Southwest Truck Parts will put on a laser light show to end the evening.   
 
Farmer’s Market – Second Saturday
Saturday, July 14
Merchants Park
Join us in Merchants Park for great homemade, home grown goods and live music!
 
Workforce ONE
Thursday, July 19 – 12:00 Noon
Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce
Bring your lunch and find out about the programs that are offered through Workforce ONE and meet our new rep, Maria Vela. Did you know that Workforce ONE has programs that are available NOW to help your current workforce? They have programs for employers, job seekers, youth and more! “The Local Area I Workforce Development Board exists to connect employers to a motivated workforce having skills to obtain and maintain meaningful employment throughout its 62-county community.” http://www.kansasworkforceone.org/
 
Pratt County Fair
Wednesday, July 25 – Saturday, July 28
Pratt County Fairgrounds
The Demo Derby is coming back to Pratt on Friday, July 27! Memberships are $30 and are on sale now from any 4-H member or you can call 620-672-6121.
 
Free Development Screening – Ages Birth to 5 years
Friday, August 17 – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Pratt ACE Building – 401 S. Hamilton
Areas screened will be: motor, concepts, communication, social and self-help development, vision, and hearing. The staff will assist you in the identification of any needs your child may have and in locating services to meet those needs. To schedule an appointment, please contact Sandra at 620-672-7500 or email Sandra.espino@scksec.com. Screening time is typically an hour so please schedule a time around your child’s schedule.
 
Save the Date!
Saturday, September 22 – Oktoberfest
Thursday, October 4 – Pratt Area Chamber Annual Gala
Friday, October 5 – Saturday, October 6 – 2nd Annual Big Rig Truck Show
Thursday, October 11 – Fall at it’s Finest – Ladies Night Out
Saturday, November 17 – Christmas in the Park
 
JOBS IN PRATT
Don’t forget Chamber Members, you receive a free listing on our website JobsinPratt.com and on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jobsinpratt/
 
 
What’s Happening @ Your Library – June 2018
Have tech questions? The Pratt Public Library can help. If you need help with your computer, e-reader, tablet, etc. call 620-672-3041 or email staff@prattpubliclibrary.org to set up an appointment or text your questions to 620-263-0182.
 
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed on Sundays
 
Preschool Activities
Story Time: Mondays & Thursdays from 10:00 -10:45 a.m.
For children 3-5 years old, parents are welcome to stay if they would like
 
Toddler Time: Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:20 a.m.
For children 2 & under and an adult who loves them
 
Elementary Activities – Kindergarten – Fourth Grade
K-4 Fun @ Your Library: Thursdays from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
June 28 – Exploration Place 
           
Teen Zone – Fifth – Twelfth Grades
Books, graphic novels, audio books, gaming systems, laptops, & crafts always available. iPads, available by request.
Monday-Thursday 10:00a.m.- 6:30 pm
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
 
Activities – Tuesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon
June 26 – Music Art
 
            Family Activities
                        Summer Reading Registration Begins
June 1st, there is a program for all ages! There will be an area next to the front desk for you to fill out your registration forms. Please ask any librarian for help or more information.
Friday Family Films
Every Friday from June 8 through June 29 at 12:15 pm in the auditorium.
Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Library for more information.

Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org
 
Now through July 21, Richard Gwin Photography is on display at the Filley!
 
Permanent Collection Showcase
North Gallery
Saturday, March 24 – Saturday, September 29
This exhibition highlights pastels and photographs from the Dr. Vernon & Emily “Mimi” Filley Permanent Collection. The exhibition also features new works of art that were recently donated to the museum permanent collection. Several of these pieces have not yet been on display at the museum. The 7 newly accessioned works include: A Lithograph by R.C. Gorman that was donated to the museum in 2017 by Dr. James and Mary Ann Van Blaricum; a bronze sculpture by George Lundeen that was donated to the museum in 2017 by Pratt Glass (LeRoy and Susan Jones); a ceramic vase and bowl by Carol Long that was donated to the museum in 2016 by the Larrison Family and Dough Brehm; a bronze sculpture by Tim Joseph commissioned and donated to the museum by The Shinkle Family in 2015; a spirited gear sculpture by Luis Perez-Aguayo that was donated to the museum in 2018 by Dale Withers; and the Courtyard Iron Gates by Dustin Sypher, which were commissioned and donated to the museum in 2014 by Doug & Kay Knight.
 
Doug Herren Ceramics
Friday, April 20 through Saturday, July 21
The Doug Herren Ceramics exhibit will be supported in part by a grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. This exhibit has also been sponsored in part by PRMC and Sue Peachey Insurance.
 
Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: Pope Francis – A Man of His Word
Showtimes:
Friday, June 22 & Saturday, June 23 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 24 at 2:00 pm
Sponsored by Pratt Family Practice

Pratt Recreation
Looking for some fun family activities? Visit http://www.prattrecreation.com/
 
Club 62 Summer and Fall Schedule
Dodge City Casino – July 23
Field Station: Dinosaurs – August 15
Hutchinson Cosmosphere – September 18
Dodge City Casino – October 23
Dillon Lecture Series Doreen Walsh – November 6
For more information on times and fees, call Susan at 620-450-2184 or email SusanM@prattcc.edu
 
 
If your business or organization has an event coming up, please email me at info@prattkansas.org so I can include the details in our weekly E-Blast.

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