Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast April 6, 2018

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast April 6, 2018

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Happy Friday!

Customer Service Awards!
We often hear about bad service, well it’s time to start rewarding good service! If you have received great customer service please let us know at the Chamber. We would like to start giving a monthly award to a person and their business for great customer service but we need YOU to tell us about your experience. Please send us an email and tell us so we can start rewarding our customer service rock stars!
Check out our new Hot Deals page at Chamber members can post deals for free!! Remember to shop local when possible!
Community Health Fair and Teddy Bear Clinic
Pratt Regional Medical Center is extending an invitation for your agency or business to showcase your services during the upcoming Community Health Fair and Teddy Bear Clinic at PRMC.   We ask that all vendors; distribute health information, display health/safety equipment and/or provide a free health screen or other service to participants .  The Fair is on Saturday May 19th from 7a-11a.  Booth spaces are FREE.  Space is limited.  Contact Andie Dean at 450-1444 or for a Vendor Application.  Forms must be returned by April 10, 2018.
Prom 2018
Prom season is here and Joni’s Stitch by Stitch has your tuxedo needs covered! Stop by and let Joni get you hooked up on the latest fashions and trends for the 2018 Prom Season! Joni also provides drop off and pick up of dry cleaning, call 672-2009 for more details!

KD&J Cleaners of St. John will be picking up and delivering dry cleaning every Wednesday at Sue’s Ultimate Embroidery, 206 S. Main.
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.
B-29 Museum is open on Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Pratt Army Airfield – 82 Curran Road
Visit their website at 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!
Every Monday
Pratt Elks Lodge – 1103 W. Third Street
Early bird games begin at 6:30 and regular bingo starts at 7:00 pm, food options available!
Grief Support Group
Second Monday of each month
Hilltop Manor – 403 S. Valley Street, Cunningham
There is no registration fee. If you would like more information about the meetings, visit their Facebook page at
Miss America Serves with Miss Kansas & Miss Kansas’ Outstanding Teen
Friday, April 6 – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
N’Cahoots Coffee & Shoppe – 210 S. Main
Krystian & Taylor will be taking photos and signing autographs with guests. A suggested $5 donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will be collected. Raising funds and awareness for CMNH, providing 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donation stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.
Tea with Miss Kansas Krystian Fish
Saturday, April 7 – 2:00 pm
Parkwood Village – 401 Rochester
Come have tea with Miss Kansas! This is a special event for girls 5–12 to meet Miss Kansas, and learn all about what it takes to be a Sunflower Princess!  Snacks and “tea” will be provided along with an inspirational lesson and craft.  Tickets are $10 per princess and $5 for her chaperone! Please RSVP here, payments accepted at the door.
Spring Photography Workshops
Saturday, April 7 – Meet your Camera & Making your Image
Saturday, April 14 – Photoshop for Photographers & More Fun with Photoshop
For more information and to sign up visit:
Miss America Serves Day
5K Glow Run with Miranda Flemming Miss Butler County 2018
Saturday, April 7
Lemon Park
Registration starts at 6:30 pm, race begins at 7:30 pm. Cost is $16 before March 24 and $20 afterwards. All proceeds will go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information visit the Facebook page:
Judgement House presents: 59 Minutes
Saturday, April 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Sunday, April 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 11 from 6:30  to 9:30 pm
First Christian Church – 123 N. Ninnescah
Take the tour and see how real life choices and real life consequences impact the last 59 minutes of a person’s life. For tour reservations or to be a part of the show, contact John Ford at 620-388-5998.
“What Works” – Free Workshop for Artists of all disciplines
Thursday, April 12 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Vernon Filley Art Museum
Pratt Community College’s 30th Annual Scholarship Auction 
Friday, April 13 – 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Pratt Community College – Lesh Arena

“Celebrate our Past and Build our Future”
The auction will be part of other historical celebrations for PCC this year. The college will be marking the 80 year anniversary of the founding of the institution as well as the 50 year anniversary for the dedication of our main campus.If you would like to donate items for the auction, be involved as a sponsor or attend the event you can contact Barry Fisher at or call his office, 620-450-2179.
All proceeds go to our scholarship fund in support of students. Hope to see you in the Beaver Dome on the PCC Campus April 13.
Free Developmental Screenings – Birth to 5 years old
Friday, April 13 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Pratt Ace Building – 401 S. Hamilton Street
 Areas screened will be motor, concepts, communication, social and self-help development, vision and hearing. If you are interested in enrolling your child in preschool this fall, you child needs to attend! 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 your appointment, call 672-7500. Sponsored by South Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative, Arrowhead West Inc, Horizons Mental Health, Pratt County Health Department, USD 382 and USD 438.
Indoor Winter Market
Saturday, April 14 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Pratt Community Center – 619 N. Main Street
Jams, jellies, crocheted items, home base businesses and more! Coffee & goodies served by N’Cahoots Coffee & Shoppe
Pratt Community College Annual Duck Race
Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 pm
Jack Ewing Park
First place wins $1,000! Ducks are available for purchase until 5:30 pm, day of the race! $10 for 1 duck, $20 for 3! The first 100 people at the park will receive an extra duck FREE!! Call the PCC Athletic Office at 620-450-2155 or email to get your ducks today!
Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 28 – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
If you don’t properly dispose of the unused or expired prescription drugs in your home, they might find a new one. The Prescription Drug-Take Back Day is made possible the Pratt Police Department and promoted by the Pratt Prevention Partnership. Free and Confidential! No liquids or sharps.
Canvas Painting Event
Saturday, May 5 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Genesis Center
Help make a difference in a child’s life today by attending this fundraiser to help kid’s raise money to go to church camp. Class is $50 for adults and $25 for youth, there will be a nursery provided for children who are too young to attend the class. Treats will be provided. To sign up, RSVP to Jennifer Barten at
Walk for Hope 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk hosted by
South Central Kansas Special Education Cooperation
Saturday, May 5 – Race begins at 9:00 am
Pratt High School Track
It’s a community race for all ages! Kids 12 and Under – $10; Adults – $15; 4 Member Team – $50
For more information, call the SCKSEC Office at 620-672-7500 or email

Don’t forget Chamber Members, you receive a free listing on our website and on our Facebook page

What’s Happening @ Your Library –April 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 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 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.           
            April 12 – LEGO Day
            April 19 – Theresa Stephens “Gourdeous” Spinners, Art for the garden
            April 26 – Cupcake liner bird nest craft
Teen Activities – Fifth – Twelfth Grades
Teen Zone: Open Monday-Thursday 10:00a.m.-6:30p.m, Friday & Saturday 10:00a.m.-5:30p.m.
Books, graphic novels, audio books, gaming systems, laptops, & crafts always available. iPads, available by request.
Craft Bar:
Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday supplies will be set out on the bar in the Teen Zone to create with
Teen Activities:
April 20 – Craft-N-Snack 6:00 to 7:00 pm
            Adult Activities
                        Local Food Lecture Series
                                    Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 pm
                                    Trish Jackson will present, Biochar & Health of your soil & food
                        Author Talk
                                    Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 pm
Matt Deighton & Katerine Prichett will talk about their book “Volunteer: The Path to Healing”
                        Book Discussion Group
                                    Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm
“Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal your Body & Ultimately Save Our World” by Josh Tickell
                                    Discussion led by Jessica Gnad


Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit
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
Meet the Artist Reception: Friday, April 20 at 6:00 pm
Free for members; $10 for non-members
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.
Friday, January 12 – Saturday, April 14
Michael Jilg & Leon Staab – A guest exhibition highlightins exube3rant flower images through the work and photographers Michael Jilg & Leon Staab.
40% of sales from this exhibit will be donated as part of a fundraiser for the Filley Museum.
Exhibition sponsored in part by:
Stull, Beverlin, Nicolay & Haas, LLC and Southwest Truck Parts, Inc.

Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: I Can Only Imagine
Friday, April 6 @ 7:00 pm & Saturday, April 7 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 8 at 2:00 pm

Pratt Recreation
Looking for some fun family activities? Visit
Support our local student athletes!
For a complete list of sports & activities visit:

  • USD 382 – or
  • USD 438 –
  • Pratt Community College –

If your business or organization has an event coming up, please email me at so I can include the details in our weekly E-Blast.

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