Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast August 21, 2020

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast August 21, 2020

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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!
Are you looking for us? We’re looking for you!
Circles of Hope, Pratt County is starting the next 12-week beginner’s class on Monday, Sept. 14. Circles is a community-supported organization that works with folks experiencing poverty and seeking to learn how to manage their finances.  Members of the class look at their income and outgo, learn about budgeting, consider how to improve a credit score and much more. Building supportive relationships with others in Circles is an additional benefit. Beginning with this class, Circles of Hope is offering a Circles Scholarship to encourage individuals and couples to take advantage of this learning experience. For more information, please contact Kate Cummins at or (620)388-0647
Pratt Pilot Club Fundraising Project
Saturday, August 22 – 8:00 am – close of auction
1021 W Second Street
Come out and see the Pratt Pilot Club for some amazing homemade pies, cinnamon rolls, and lunch at the Zimmerman Auction. All proceeds will be used for community projects.
Marriage Night Simulcast Event
Saturday, September 12 – Doors open at 5:00 pm
Reach Church – 1000 E Sixth Street
Reach Church is hosting this Simulcast Event right here in Pratt, to get registered, visit Invite your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to attend this one-night event. Come early and enjoy some refreshments!
Marriage Night is an opportunity to offer the people in your congregation and community practical answers to that question. The event will provide them with expert teaching and principles for a lasting relationship while challenging them to see the greater purpose of marriage—to glorify God and advance his gospel. Marriage is made for more than fairy tale ending. It’s a picture of God’s hope and redemption for a world in need of rescue.
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, September 24
Grand Plains – Skilled Nursing by Americare
Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the Grand Plains skilled nursing facility in Pratt! Stayed tuned for more details!
Fall at it’s Finest – Ladies Night Out
Thursday, October 15 – 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Mark your calendars Ladies!  We will have more details as we get closer to the event.

Young Professionals of Pratt
For more information about Young Professionals of Pratt, contact Tanna Fanshier at
Tanna.Fanshier@KS.GOV or visit
September 17 – YPP Speaker Series at 5:30 pm
Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Update & Meet the Candidates running for City Commissioner

Featured Job of the Week
Pratt USD 382
Daily tasks include, but not limited to, dusting, floor surfaces, entryway, cleaning windows, whiteboards, and all furniture. Keep floors clean and in good condition by operating various floor maintenance equipment on a regular basis. Keep all waste baskets empty and clean. Clean and sanitize daily all restrooms, sanitary fixtures, and drinking fountains. Assist with set-up of equipment and furniture for events/activities in the facility. Perform miscellaneous maintenance on the facility. Report major repairs, damage, and concerns promptly. Assisting the food service people with hauling/moving food carts to various locations. Remove snow and ice from sidewalks and entryways. Assist other employees as needed. Work independently in a student-centered environment. Assume responsibility for securing the facility. Secondary Arrive on time for work, attend work regularly, and successfully complete the responsibilities of the position.
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What’s Happening @ Your Library – August 2020
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.
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 – 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
The Library is currently open to the public for pick up and drop off services, computers are still available but social distancing is being observed and masks are not required but encouraged. Tutoring is also available.
Preschool Activities:
Story Time – every Thursday at 10:00 am
Join Miss Lea Ann on Facebook & Instagram as she sings & reads. Each child who watches will be able to mark a circle on their reading chart.
3 years – 4th Grade Activities:
We will not be having any activities this month. Be on the lookout for information on programming in September!
Fifth – Twelfth Grade Activities:
The Teen Zone is open.
The computers, gaming systems & iPads are available for use. Masks & social distancing is required.
We will not be having other activities this month, be on the lookout for information on programming in September!
Adult Activities:
We will not be having other activities this month, be on the lookout for information on programming in September!
Activities for All Ages:
Summer Maker Program-Take & Make Edition
Prize drawings will take place during the first week of August. Winners will be notified by the contact information they provided.
We will not be having other activities this month, be on the lookout for information on programming in September!

Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit
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!
Jon Swindler
“Traced & Terraced”
Meet the Artist Reception – Friday, October 30 at 6:00 pm
This exhibit will feature a new body of prints, drawings and a site specific installation. The artist will create a number of new works specifically for this exhibition. “Having been raised only miles from the museum, I feel a strong affinity and connection to the surrounding places and people. The flat work will address the landscape and agricultural history of the region. Having been raised on a nearby wheat farm, this experience has continued to shape my practice. I intend to use photographs from a recent trip back to KS as a source for multi-media imagery that will be printed via multiple processes, both hand-pulled and digital. My installation will include materials deriving from my family’s farm. The piles of materials surrounding the buildings of our farm acted as a resource for my father, grandfather and great grandfather for the purpose of repairing, building and inventing various tools and objects as needed. I adopt a similar strategy in my own work. I am interested in highlighting this connection to agrarian and artistic practices through this exhibition.” – Jon Swindler
Call for Entries! Filley Museum COVID Creation Challenge
Open to all mediums, forms & ages!
Community Art Exhibit
This CALL FOR ENTRY invitation is open to the public to anyone in our community and surrounding regions. We challenge you to do something artistic while you are at home practicing social distancing – use whatever media or talents are available to you to create!
As long as plans for Pratt County re-opening continue to progress and the climate is safe for individuals to visit us in small numbers with masks and precautions, the Filley Museum will host a week-long come and go public community exhibit in our Lobby (likely without an opening event due to social distancing needs). The week-long exhibit will likely take place around the last week of July or the beginning of August. So we ask that you fill out your entry form now and drop off your artwork starting anytime AFTER July 25th, 2020. The exhibit will take place the week of August 8th through 15th. More details will be announced soon, but the time to create is NOW! All we need to know is who plans to be present! Fill out our short 5 question form below if you intend to participate.
When you drop your artwork at the museum, we will have you make your own handwritten label with Artist name, title, etc.
Click the link to fill out our quick entry form:

Movie @ The Barron
During this time, each Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, the Barron will be offering curbside service of your favorite popcorn, drink, caramel popcorn, cotton candy, candy & pickles. Orders can be placed by pulling into the yellow lined area at the front of the theater or by calling or texting 620-388-5236. For shorter wait times, you may preorder and giving an estimated time of arrival.
Please visit their Facebook or Website to see the CDC guidelines for theaters.
Admission is just $1.00 this week!
Friday, August 21 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 22 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 23 @ 2:00 pm
To sponsor a movie or host an event at The Barron, please contact Sheryl White 620-672-1596.

Rolla Rena Skate Center
Check our Facebook page to stay up to date on what’s happening!

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 so I can include the details in our weekly E-Blast.

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