E-Blast January 8, 2021

E-Blast January 8, 2021

Happy Friday!

Please continue to wear your masks, social distance when possible and wash your hands frequently. Let’s all do our part to keep our community healthy!

Lemon Park Lights

The Lemon Park lights will remain on through January 3rd. We will be taking them down January 9th at 1:00 if you would like to help!

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Saturday, January 9 – 10:00 am

Law Enforcement Center – 303 S Oak Street

Join us as we celebrate our local Law Enforcement Officers!

KANSASWORKS Virtual Job Fair

January 26, 27 & 28

Employer Registration is open now for your free booth space. If your business is interested in participating, please contact Tucky Allen at Tucky@KansasWorkforceOne.org Additional job fairs will be held February 23–25 and March 23-25.

Pratt Clean Slate Event – Virtual Event

Apply online or by phone February 1-19, 2021

www.kansaslegalservices.org 800-723-6953

Young Professionals of Pratt

For more information about Young Professionals of Pratt, contact Tanna Fanshier at

Tanna.Fanshier@KS.GOV or visit www.facebook.com/YPPKansas/

Stay tuned for the upcoming 2021 Schedule of Events


Featured Job of the Week

Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Pastor

First United Methodist Church

Pratt First UMC is looking for a Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Pastor. In partnership with the members, staff and Pastor of the church, the Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Pastor identifies, meets and nurtures the spiritual needs of the children, youth, and their parents in coordination with the staff and leadership of Pratt First UMC.

Submit Resumes with References to pastornicole@prattumc.org or call 620-672-6473

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jobsinpratt

What’s Happening @ Your Library –January 2021
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.

Please notice that we have new procedures in the library. There are signs posted all over the library to inform you of these changes. Things are different.

Please be patient with us as we transition into a new normal.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 3:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Closed on Sundays

Appointments can be made for private browsing by emailing staff@prattpubliclibrary.org. Masks and social distancing are required.

Preschool Activities:

Virtual Story Time – every Thursday at 10:00 am

Join Miss Lea Ann on Facebook, Instagram YouTube and Pinterest as she sings & reads. Each child who watches will be able to mark a circle on their reading chart.

January 1 – 30 Kid’s Winter Bingo Reading Challenge

Children who participate will be able to obtain a free saucer sled. Children will receive a Bingo card and if they read or listen to a book from 5 categories in a row and report their favorite part or something, they learned from those 5 books, they will receive a sled. Children can start picking up their Bingo cards November 2 and the Challenge will continue through the end of February. The program is for children ages 3 through 4th grade. Parental consent is required to participate.

New Program!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Do you have a child under the age of five? We’d love for you and your child to join the Pratt Public Library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brain power? The simple and enjoyable act helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge – all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years can participate. Sign up at the Pratt Public Library and get your free materials.

Kindergarten – 4th Grade Activities:

The Thursday after-school program will look a little different this year, instead of meeting at the library and doing an activity, we will have a take & make craft or activity. If you aren’t able to make it to pick up your kit or miss a week, no problem, kits will be available until they are all gone .

January 14 – LEGO Challenge – Star Wars Mosaics (to be built with your own LEGOs)

January 21 – Pretend Snow

January 28 – Among Us Crewmate

Fifth – Twelfth Grade Activities:

All Teen activities have been moved to the Teen Center located at 408 S Main Street.

Open weekdays from 3:45 to 6:00 pm; Tuesdays until 7:30 pm.

Adult Activities

Books & Dames

January 26 at 6:00 pm

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Discussion will be led by Suzan Patton

Books will be available by request to those participating and the discussion will be held in person as well as on Facebook Live.

Activities for All Ages:

FREE Tuturing:

With school starting up again, whether in person or online, you may just need some extra help. We have a team of people ready, willing & able to tutor! Elementary, Middle School, High School or College. No matter the age or grade. Free tutoring is offered to everyone! Talk to Eric Scott Killough today & set up a time for tutoring!

Vernon Filley Art Museum

For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org

Please call ahead to schedule a time to visit the Gift Shoppe and Holiday Exhibit. (620) 933-2787. If you visit spontaneously, we will be happy to admit you if the Art Museum is empty. Order online or call for curbside pickup!

Limit to 5 customers in the facility at a time

Social distancing will be maintained by anyone entering the museum, masks will be encouraged

Items in the gift shop will be handled by staff only and doors will be propped open wherever possible to avoid touching surfaces

Orders from the gift shop and galleries will still be available online and for curbside pickup, in addition to in-person at the museum!

Filley Festival of Trees & Decorations:

A free Exhibit for our community

Exhibit runs through January 9th 2021

Ninnescah Art Exhibit

Saturday, January 30th through, April 10th 2021

Call for Entries is now open!

ELIGIBILITY: All artists presently living in Kansas are invited to enter.

Reception, judging, and presentation of Best of Show award: Sat. January 30, 2021 at 6pm Entry fee of $20 must be received prior to October 29, 2020 for your application to be marked complete.

Follow this link for details and to begin the entry process:


Movie @ The Barron

Please visit their Facebook or Website to see the CDC guidelines for theaters.

News of the World
Friday, January 8 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 9 @ 7:00 pm

Sunday, January 10 @ 2:00 pm

To sponsor a movie or host an event at The Barron, please contact Sheryl White 620-672-1596.


Pratt Recreation

Activities are starting to open so check out their Facebook and Webpage.



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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