Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast August 28, 2020

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast August 28, 2020

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Happy Friday!

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

Missing Mallets
Please help the Pilot Club of Pratt locate the rubber mallets for the xylophone at Sixth Street Park. They have been missing for a few days. No questions asked if returned to Park Hills Country Club or the Pratt Chamber of Commerce designated for Pilot Club. Thank you for your help!
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!
Free Development Screening – Birth to 3 years old
Monday, August 31 – 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
First United Methodist Church – Corner of First & Main
A free screening clinic for children from birth to 3 years of age will be held in Pratt to help parents to determine if their child’s development is age-appropriate. Please contact 620.672.1005 to schedule an appointment.
Your child’s hearing, vision, and overall development (self-help, thinking, social and communication skills, and muscle development) will be screened by trained professionals.
COVID-19 precautionary measures will be taken.
The screening clinic is sponsored by Arrowhead West, Inc. The staff will assist in the identification of any special needs your child may have and in locating services to meet those needs.
Teen Center is re-opening!
Monday, August 31 – 3:45 to 7:00 pm
Pratt Teen Center – 408 S Main Street
Free popcorn & cookies and half-priced sodas. If you are interested in volunteering at the Teen Center, please contact Derese at the Pratt Public Library or you can sent a message on Facebook by visiting
Create your own Fall Planter Workshop
Lunch & Learn with Pratt County Extension Master Gardeners
Wednesday, September 9 – 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm
Stutzman’s Greenhouse – 1723 E First Street
Join the Pratt County Extension Master Gardeners at Stutzman’s Greenhouse in Pratt for this unique opportunity to create some fun fall décor for your landscape. Clovis Young will lead the workshop and assist participants in selecting the perfect plants for their planters. All you need to bring is a pot. Please call the Extension Office at 620-672-6121 to RSVP for the workshop. There is no registration fee for this workshop; participants will purchase plants from Stutzman’s for use in the pots they bring. Potting soil will be provided by Stutzman’s.
Bike Repair Program courtesy of the Pratt Public Library
Wednesday, September 9 – 3:30 to 6:00 pm
Pratt Public Library – 401 S Jackson
Do you have a bike that needs some minor repairs? Let us help you! We can fix most flat tires, lubricate the chains and other small repairs. For more complex problems we will assess if it’s in our capabilities and, if it is, schedule an appointment to fix it.
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 its 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
Director of Allied Health at Pratt Community College
This is a full-time 12 month position. Responsible for the administration of Allied Health program. Serves as liaison with state and local agencies, recruitment and promotion, as well as other duties. Must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and must be an RN with current Kansas License.
For more information about this position and to apply visit
Facebook page:


What’s Happening @ Your Library – September 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:
 Virtual 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.
Kindergarten – 4th Grade Activities:
September 1 – 30 StoryWalk at Lemon Park will run the entire month of September & October! Talk a walk, read the story, then come to the library & take a short quiz to earn a prize.
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 .
September 3 – Funny Face Bookmarks
September 10 – LEGO Challenge-Spinning Tops (to be built with your own LEGOs)
September 17 – Fall Scavenger Hunt – Return for a prize!
September 24 – Two Ingredient Playdough
Fifth – Twelfth Grade Activities:
The Teen Zone is open.
The computers, gaming systems & iPads are available for use. Masks & social distancing is required.
September 1 – October 31: BINGO will run the whole month of September as well as October! Come to the library to register & pick up your BINGO sheet. Or you can follow this link to our FB Event to register & print your own sheet.
Adult Activities:
September 1 – October 31: BINGO will run the whole month of September as well as October! Come to the library to register & pick up your BINGO sheet. Or you can follow this link to our FB Event to register & print your own sheet.
Activities for All Ages:
Travelers Series
Join us 3 Mondays in a row at 6 pm. There will be pictures & souvenirs. We will meet in the main room to allow space for social distancing.
September 14: Billie Jo Rhone will share about her trip to Egypt.
September 21: Flo Parsons will share about trips with The American Institute for Foreign Study.
September 28: Louise Pelzl will share about her trip to Kenya.

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
First Friday Lunch and Learn
Featuring Judi Kirk, Friday,
September 4 – 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm
Join us at The Filley as we learn about Judi Kirk! Judi will be discussing the process of what it took to create her two books, ‘Remnants’ and ‘Glimpses’.
“When you find your passion in life, that thing that consumes your thoughts and energy, you never know where it will lead you.I have been on a long, exciting journey since 2013. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think what I would encounter along the way. From concept to fruition the writing of my two books “Remnants” and “Glimpses” was an adventure. I would like to share that trip with you as I move from the first twinkling of an idea, to photography, to journaling, to the making of the books. Who would have thought what you need to know: as in how to put a book together, find a graphic designer and editor, find a printer, and find sellers….are you getting tired yet? The process became my passion and how I loved the hunt! The people I met were amazing, the places I saw were inspiring, and the joy of the hunt was exciting! I will chronicle my adventure for you with pictures (that is my first love after all) and stories I will never forget. See you there!” – Judi Kirk


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!
Trolls World Tour
Friday, August 28 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 292 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 30 @ 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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