Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast April 9, 2021

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast April 9, 2021

Happy Friday!

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!

Shelter Insurance Open House, Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Friday, April 9 – Open House 8:00 am to 1:00 pm/Ribbon Cutting at 8:30 am

Shelter Insurance – 104 N Oak Street

Join us as we celebrate the new location for Shelter Insurance! We will have a ribbon cutting ceremony with refreshments starting at 8:30.

Open Range Gravel Race

Saturday, April 24 – 8:00 am

Race begins and ends at Lemon Park

For more information visit

City of Pratt/Pratt County Free Landfill Week

Monday, May 10 – Saturday, May 15

Pratt County Landfill – 620-672-4125

You must provide a valid ID or city utility bill with address currently residing in the City of Pratt. All materials must be segregated including metal, brush, mattresses, tires (20” or less in size ONLY), concrete and asphalt items. NO household chemicals or paint will be accepted at the landfill and should be taken to the Pratt County Recycle Center.

Save the Date!

American Legion 4th of July Celebration – July 3

Sidewalk Sale Day – Saturday, July 10

City Wide Garage Sale Day – Saturday, August 21

Pratt Shred Day presented by Credit Union of America – Saturday, September 25

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

Tanna.Fanshier@KS.GOV or visit

2021 Calendar of Events

April 15 – Social at Woody’s Sports Bar and Grill

5:30 pm

May 11 – Cooperative Basics at Kanza Coop

6:00 pm

June 17 – Introduction to Shooter’s Corner

6:00 pm

July – Social location TBA

5:30 pm

Maydew Thibault Optometry, LLC is looking for a full time optometric tech position! Hours would be Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Benefits include single insurance paid in full, retirement plan and more. We are looking for a friendly, hard working people person willing to learn, attention to detail is a must. Training will be provided and will include exam pre-testing, scribing, coding, etc. Visit Maydew Thibault Optometry at 216 S Oak to apply.

What’s Happening @ Your Library – April 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 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 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Closed on Sundays

Masks and social distancing are required.

Preschool Activities:

We’re back! Join us in PERSON!

Toddler Time – Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Join Miss Lea Ann as she sings & reads in person or via Facebook Live

In Person Story Time – Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am

There will be puzzles, songs, stories, games and a craft

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:

Easter Egg Hunt – March 29 – April 2

Kids 4th grade and younger can find 1 egg per child per day in the Kid Zone!

Every Thursday 3:45 to 4:45 at the Library

March 25 – Electronic Petting Zoom

April 1 – Sensory Bag Marble Maze

April 8 – LEGO Day

April 15 – Ground Effects Paper Vehicles by Ft. Hays State University

April 22 – Build Day

April 29 – BINGO

March 1 through May 31

Nature Journal Challenge

Kids can learn about nature in a fun and interesting way! Sketch and write about outdoor discoveries. Complete a Nature Journal from the library and get a free STEM kit!

Fifth – Twelfth Grade Activities:

There are places to study & computers to use for homework & research. Teens are welcome in the Maker Zone to express themselves through creativity. They are also welcome in the Discovery Zone for tabletop gaming, VR Headsets, & many more hands-on & electronic gadgets.

All teen programming will be held @ the Teen Center, 408 S. Main St. Open weekdays 3:45-6 pm. Open until 7:30 pm on Tuesdays.

Adult Activities

Books & Dames

March 30 at 6:00 pm

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

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:

Get Baked! Baking Competition

Registration begins April 1st! Bake & decorate a cake using your recipe & our cake pan. Submit your finished cake & your cake recipe. Bring your entry to the library by 5 pm on Tuesday April 20th. Winners will be announced Wednesday, April 21st. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 entries. Please visit our FB Event for more information & to register or come in & visit with the library staff!

Paint Night – Shy Bunny

Tuesday, April 6 and April 13 at 6:00 pm

Andrea Stitt will lead us as we paint a Shy Bunny. Supplies will be provided. $5 per person. Limit of 20 per class. You must sign up in advance & pay the $5 to reserve your spot.

Tammy Skiles 1st Annual Ladies Tea

Saturday, May 1 – 10:00 am

Secret Garden Theme. Enjoy a delicious and relaxing morning tea party at Pratt Public Library! Registration is open now, all ladies welcome! Please RSVP. Tea and refreshments provided.

Bike Repair Clinic

April 7 & 8

Dan McAnarney will be here to help with all your bike repair needs!

New Space!

The Discovery Zone will house our Young Adult books. This space has learning activities, tabletop games, VR Headsets, 3D Printer & other electronics. In the future this space will provide a variety of training classes & be available to be used as a small meeting room. Stop in to see the beautiful mural.

FREE Tutoring:

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!

For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit

Social distancing will be maintained by anyone entering the museum, masks are required.

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

Ninnescah Art Exhibit

Saturday, January 30th through, April 10th 2021

This exhibit features 39 Kansas Artists with a wide range of mediums. The artists are as follows: Margaret Moss – Hilligoss, Laura Krusemark, Gulnura Taylor, Don Schroeder, Jim Simpson, David Vollbracht, Sharon Kay Gilbert, Patrice Egging, David Hilley, Mike Fallier, Carol Long, Diane Engle, William Brian Johnson, Marciana Vequist, Kristine A. Luber, Ron Adame, Brooke OMoore, Lori Jones, John Olson, John Morrison, Sue Godwin, Teri Miller, Jennifer Gleason, David Young, Curtis Haynes, Staci Hartman, Ron Michael, Gracie J Bronson, Lucie Eusey, Linda Ganstrom. Sheldon Ganstrom Von Pounds, Bambi Freeman, Justin Zielke, Darren Parker, Dick Bixler, Shirley Taylor, Steve Taylor.

Meet the Artists Reception

Saturday, April 10

2:00 to 4:00 pm

Mask Required, no exceptions

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

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