Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast December 14, 2018

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast December 14, 2018

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Happy Friday!

Warm the Soles
SCKSEC will be collecting new socks and new blankets this Holiday season to benefit students at Haskins Learning Center and area nursing homes. Items will be accepted at the South Central Kansas Special Education Center at 412 Sandy Lane.
PRMC Cookbook – Cooking for a Cure
Feasting with family and friends is part of many holiday celebrations.  So, this is perfect timing to announce the arrival of a new PRMC Cookbook, Cooking for a Cure.  Printed by Morris Press Cookbooks of Kearney, Neb., profits will benefit the McFall Fund, which assists Pratt County cancer patients through the Pratt Health Foundation. Employees of Pratt Regional Medical Center have compiled their tastiest tried-and-true recipes into a single book that will be treasured for generations to come. This mouth-watering cookbook contains 289 recipes – everything you need from appetizers to desserts. Cookbooks are available for sale at the Indoor Farmers Market on December 8th from 3p-6p at the Municipal Building.  Also at the PRMC cafeteria on Thursday, December 13 from 11:30 – 1 P.M.  Cookbooks will have a discounted price at the two events of $13 a piece or 2 for $25.  After December 13th Cooking for a Cure will be $15 each and available at the PRMC Gift Shop, or Administration Office. We will be accepting checks or cash, no cards accepted.    
Toys for Tots
Pratt County Toys for Tots is now accepting requests for assistance. If you would like to request toys for your child ages 0-18, visit the local website at click request a toy under Give & Receive, click on Family Toy Request Form and complete the online application. A Toys for Tots representative will then contact you.

If you would like to donate a new, unwrapped toy, please visit the website above and click on Toy Drop Offs to find a collection site. For more information on Pratt County Toys for Tots, contact Jason Leslie at 620-672-2257 or
Christmas Blessing Bags
Skyline’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is taking our club in a new direction. Our goal is to help the community more.  We will be doing Christmas Blessing Bags for those in the community. The Hope Center is partnering with us to help distribute the bags.  For the Christmas Blessing Bags, we need your help. We have business that are partnering with us to purchase a turkey for each bag, but we need your help in the nonperishable items.  Items needed are listed below.  Donations can be dropped off in the front lobby of Skyline Schools (there will be a box labeled for items).  Items can also be picked up, if you want to contact Cheri Haskett at  We need all items by December 14.  Thank you for support and being a blessing to our community.

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce
  • Boxed Stuffing Mix
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Boxed Dessert Mixes
  • Boxed Pie Crust Mix
  • Pie Filling
  • Gravy Packets

FCCLA students and Mrs. Haskett
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.
Christmas Open House at the Pratt County Historical Society Museum
Sunday, December 16 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Pratt County Historical Society Museum – 208 S Ninnescah
The public is invited to enjoy the magic of Christmas at the Pratt County Historical Society Museum. There will be live music and refreshments, admission is free!
Christmas Pet Pictures
Thursday, December 20 – 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm
South Fork Veterinary Hospital
Pets love Santa too so bring them to South Fork for a complimentary picture and treats! Merry Christmas from all of us at South Fork!
Pratt Community College Performing Arts
2018/2019 Calendar
February 10 @ 6:30 pm – Valentine Dinner & Show $15 per person
March 8 & 9 @ 7:30 pm – The Addams Family
April 28 @ 2:30 pm – Finale Show
May 3 & 4 @ 7:30 pm – Spring Play (TBD)
Young Professionals of Pratt
2018/2019 Calendar of Events
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
Don’t forget Chamber Members, you receive a free listing on our website and on our Facebook page
What’s Happening @ Your Library –December 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
Closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25
Preschool Activities
Story Time: Thursdays 10:30 -11:30 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 – 5:00 p.m.
                        December 20 – Electronic Petting Zoo
                        December 27 – Christmas Break – No Class
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
            Adult Activities:
Book Discussion Group
No book discussion this month. Suzan Patton will be leading Books & Dames in January, February & March.
Pratt Public Library presents: The Makerspace
A makerspace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring & sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools. The maker mindset is one of creating something out of nothing & exploring your own interests. These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art & math (STEAM). Makerspaces are also fostering entrepreneurship & are being utilized as incubators for business startups. The Maker Zone @ Pratt Public Library is open to all ages Monday-Wednesday 10 am-5 pm. After hours crafting class are also held on many Tuesday nights. We have a variety of maker equipment including Circuit die cut machines, soldering iron, sewing machine, binding machine, jewelry making supplies, yarn, scrapbooking supplies, hot glue guns, cardboard, LEGOs & art supplies. Our staff is available to assist in creating, finding supplies & brainstorming.
Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit
North Gallery
Ninnescah Art Exhibit
October 5, 2018 – April 13, 2019
This exhibition has been sponsored in part by Taylor Printing & Pratt Family Practice
The Annual Filley Festival of Trees, Wreaths and Decorations
November 14 – January 4, 2019
Reception and Drawing – Friday, December 14
Free Admission thanks to our generous sponsors:
Bolen Office Supply, Pratt Energy, Maydew Thibault Optometry and The Peoples Bank
Music at the Museum
First three Fridays in December
 Take the rush out of the holidays: please bring your own lunch and stop by the art museum
from 11:30 to 1:30 to enjoy holiday music by community members
Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: Instant Family
Friday, December 14 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 15 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 16 @ 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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