Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast August 24, 2018

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast August 24, 2018

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Happy Friday!

Wednesday night at the Market!
The Farmers’ Market has started a night market! Join them on Wednesday evenings August 15 through October 31. 5:00 pm – ?
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!
Community Reception with the Kansas Arts Commission
Wednesday, August 29 – 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Vernon Filley Art Museum
Join us as we welcome the Kansas Arts Commission to Pratt for a community reception and dialog about the Arts in Pratt.
Meet the Candidates Forum
Thursday, August 30 – 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Pratt Community College – Carpenter Auditorium
Join us as we welcome the candidates for the US Congressional 4th District race, Incumbent Ron Estes and Democratic candidate James Thompson to Pratt for a Meet the Candidates forum. If you have questions you would like asked, please email them to by Tuesday, August 28th.
Pratt USD 382 presents Oklahoma
Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 pm
Liberty Middle School Auditorium
Admission is $5, and the sets, acting, songs, and dance will have you loving this musical all over again!
Pratt County Extension Master Gardeners’ Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, September 19 – 12:00 Noon
Pratt County 4-H Building
Join the Master Gardeners’ as they welcome guest speaker, Dr. Jason Griffin, who will be talking about what trees are best suited to Pratt county. If you are interested in attending, please call the Extension Office at 620-672-6121 to reserve your spot. The registration fee is $10 and includes a light lunch and a chance to win a door prize!
Leadership Cares 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, September 22 – Registration 8:00-8:45 am; Race at 9:00 am
Lemon Park
Help us support our local schools! Proceeds will go to both Pratt USD 382 and Skyline USD 438 to help support educators and students and enable them to purchase necessary supplies and essentials for the school year. Registration forms will be available at the Chamber soon, stay tuned for details!
2nd Annual Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 22 – 5:00 to 10:00 pm
Green Sports Complex
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate and are available by visiting Edward Jones  on the corner of Fourth & Main; Stull, Beverlin, Nicolay & Haas, LLC located at 1320 E. First Street, or the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce located at 211 S. Main Street. Commemorative 35 oz beer steins are also available at those locations and are $25 while supplies last. To keep up to date with the latest Oktoberfest news visit their Facebook page
Pratt High Class of ’91 Scholarship 5K Fun Run or 1 Mile Walk
Saturday, October 6 at 9:00 am
Lemon Park
Race begins and ends at Lemon Park. Race packets can be picked up starting at 8:30 am and will include t-shirt, race number and map. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 racers in Women’s, Men’s and Kids 12 & Under. Early Bird fees are available until Sept. 14th, 5K $25, 1 Mile Walk, $20 and guarantee a t-shirt. After Sept. 14, fees will be $30 for the 5K and $25 1 Mile Walk, t-shirts will be on a first come basis. Registration forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce or by contacting Lisa Morelan at 718 S. Iuka Street.
Volunteers Needed for Christmas
Saturday, November 3 – 1:00 pm
Lemon Park
Help create the magic of Lemon Park Lights! Dress warm, bring your friends and enjoy a day in Lemon Park!
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 – Ladies Night Out
Saturday, October 20 – Skyline Schools 2nd Annual “Thunderbirds on the Praire” Car Show
Wednesday, October 31 – Trail of Treats, Trick or Treat Trail & KDWPT event
Saturday, November 17 – Christmas in the Park
Young Professionals of Pratt
2018/2019 Calendar of Events
September 17 – YPP Speaker Series – “Leadership v. Authority”
September 22 – Oktoberfest
October 18 – Social Hour at Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill
November 19 – YPP Speaker Series – “So You Want to Run a Business”
December 18 – Christmas Mixer at the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce
January 21 – Bi-Annual Business Meeting & YPP Speaker Series “Let’s Talk Lawyers”
February 19 – Social Hour at Legend’s Pub & Grill
March 18 – “Your Personal Brand Workshop”
April 18 – Executive Committee Elections & General Information Meeting
May 20 – YPP Speaker Series “When Women Lead”
June 18 – Social Hour at Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill
For more information about Young Professionals of Pratt, contact Scott Goodheart at
620-450-2000 or visit
Calling all Chiefs Fans!!
Discounted Chiefs tickets are available for purchase and will help raise money for PCC Athletics!
Each ticket is $33.50 and $10 from each ticket purchased will go to PCC Athletics.
Available Games:
Thursday, August 30: Green Bay Packers – Game at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 7: Jacksonville Jaguars – Game at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, October 21: Cincinnati Bengals – Game at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, November 11: Arizona Cardinals – Game at 12:00 Noon
To Purchase: Go to the link below, choose as many games as you would like to attend. Enter the promo code: PCCBEAVER. For each ticket sold $10 will go to PCC Athletics!
*Seat locations for these discounted tickets will be on a first come, first served basis; within the guidelines their program has set.
*Tickets are only available electronically.
*Once a person(s) purchases from this link, they will be provided a confirmation email with a shareable link to have family and friends sit next to them (based on availability). If the next person buys from the shareable link, $10 from their ticket sales will also go towards PCC Athletics.
Don’t forget Chamber Members, you receive a free listing on our website and on our Facebook page
What’s Happening @ Your Library – August 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
Annual Book Sale
Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 11
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Preschool Activities
Story Time: No Story time this month
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.
No activities for August
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
No activities for August
Book  Discussion Group
Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 pm
The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon.
The discussion will be led by Rachel Waltner Goossen a history professor at Washburn University. The book will soon be available for checkout.
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.
Earth To Table Pottery by Marsha Shrack
South Gallery
Friday, August 3 – Saturday, November 3
Celebration of Growing, Preparing and Serving.
Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: Dog Days
Friday, August 24 & Saturday, August 25 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 26 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 –

Club 62 Summer and Fall Schedule
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
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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