Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast December 31, 2019

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast December 31, 2019

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Happy New Year!

Swimming Pool Project Survey
The Swimming Pool Committee and the City of Pratt are interested in understanding how the local community feels about the swimming pool project. This is a short survey and will take less than 7 minutes to complete. Please click below to provide input /information to the City and the Pool Committee.
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!
Will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020
Pratt Elks Lodge – 1103 W. Third Street
Nerfy Day
Saturday, January 4 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Teen Center – 408 S Main Street
Speed & agility obstacle course & competitive target shoots 10-noon. Lunch provided. Surprise battles after lunch! Awards will be given to the top 3 competitors. Must sign up in the Pratt Public Library Teen Zone no later than January 2nd, 2020! Parents, be @ the Teen Center promptly @ 3 pm to pick up your kids.
Everything you need to know about brewing beer workshop
Saturday, January 4 – 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 1 – 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Pratt County 4-H Building – 81 Lake Road
Sign up to learn how to brew, ferment, and bottle your own beer at this two-day workshop. Each participant will have the opportunity to help with each step of the beer-making process, as well as take home bottles of the finished product. Registration is $10 and due by December 20th, 2019. Call 620.672.6121 or email to register. Must be 21 to register.
Grant Writing Workshop
Wednesday, January 22 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Barber County K-State Research & Extension – 701 Iliff Street – Medicine Lodge
The workshop will cover sources of data for community needs, where to find grants, elements of a great grant proposal, and practicing the elements of a grant. Registration is $10 and a meal is included. For more information, contact the Barber County Extension Office at 620.886.3971 or
Ascension Lutheran Adult Trivia Night!
Saturday, February 8 – 7:00 pm; Doors open at 6:30 pm
Pratt Area 4-H Center
$200 entry fee per table of 8, fee includes soda, popcorn and other snacks. Outside food and beverages are welcome and encouraged. There will be prizes for the first place team, best decorated table, bonus questions and raffle drawings! Contact Emma Chrismer at for more information or to get your team signed up! Sponsorships are also available! To get a registration pack for trivia night please click this link ➡️

Optimist Club Pancake Supper
Wednesday, February 19 – 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Pratt Community College Cafeteria

Join the Optimist for all you can eat pancakes and sausage! Tickets are $4 each or business special 10 for $35. Contact Steve Blankenship at or stop by the Chamber and pick your tickets today!

Young Professionals of Pratt
For more information about Young Professionals of Pratt, contact Brian Moore at or visit
January 15 – 5:30 pm
Exploring the History and Function of BTI in Prat
February 10 – 6:30 pm
Bingo at the Elks Lodge
March 3 – 12:00 pm
Lunch & Learn with Dr. Mike Calvert, President of Pratt Community College
PCC – Room 312 Lunch provided
April 16 – 5:30 pm
Adult Skate Night
Rolla Rena Skate Center
May 7 – 5:30 pm
YPP Speaker Series: Kimberly DeClue
Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce
June 14 – 4:00 pm
Summer BBQ & Potluck
Lemon Park

Featured Job of the Week
Part Time Office Professional
New York Life in Pratt is looking for a part-time office professional.
We are looking for a positive, responsible individual to help maintain the fluency of our office. Experience is very helpful, but will train the right person.
Job duties include:
• Aiding and assisting the office manager with filing, clerical duties, mailings, record keeping and all other office responsibilities. Applicant needs to have good phone and people communication skills. Dependability and willingness to learn is extremely important.
20-25 hours/week. Competitive Wages.  Must be 18.
A background check will need to be completed per company guidelines.
Please inquire in person at 400 S. Main, Suite 106 – Pratt or you can call for an appointment at 672-5951.  Resumes may also be emailed to:

Pratt Community Concert Association
Concerts are held in Carpenter Auditorium at Pratt Community College
Shows begin at 7:00 pm unless noted
Delano Jazz Orchestra
Sunday, February 9*
Show begins at 3:00 pm
Sultans of String
Saturday, March 28
The Everly Set
Thursday, April 23
Season tickets are now on sale by contacting Misty Beck at
Family Season Pass – $80.00
Adult Season Pass – $40.00
Student Only – $10.00
Day of Show – $15.00
This is an entertainment bargain as you can also use your Pratt Community Concert Series tickets at shows put on by Dodge City Community Concert, Community Concerts of Liberal and the Stanton County Area Concerts.

Pratt Community College Club 62+
For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Susan Mayberry at 620-450-2184 or visit
What’s Happening @ Your Library – January 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.
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: Wednesday, January 1 & Monday, January 20
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.
January 2 – No Class – Christmas Break
January 9 – Craft – Braided Bead Bracelet
January 16 – LEGO Day
January 23 – Build Day
January 30 – Special Guest Jodi Drake, K-State Research & Extension Office
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
Nerfy Day!
Saturday, January 4 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Teen Center
Speed & agility obstacle course & competitive target shoots 10-noon. Lunch provided. Surprise battles after lunch! Awards will be given to the top 3 competitors. Must sign up in the Pratt Public Library Teen Zone no later than January 2nd, 2020! Parents, be @ the Teen Center promptly @ 3 pm to pick up your kids.
Getting to Know You with Jamie Jellison
Thursday, January 9 – 3:30 pm
Teen Zone
Tutoring: Library Director, Eric Scott Killough, is available to tutor elementary, high school and college aged students.
Adult Activities
Books & Dames Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, January 28 – 6:00 pm
Courting Mr. Lincoln by Louis Bayard. Discussion led by Suzan Patton. Books are currently available for check out.
Activities for All Ages
            Perler Beads
            Thursday & Friday, January 2 & 3 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Come into to the Maker Zone and create with Biggie Beads, Perler Beads & for 12+, try our new Mini Beads
Paint Night
Tuesdays, January 7, 14 & 21 – 6:00 pm
Andrea Stitt will be leading us through painting a snowy church. All supplies provided for $5 per person. Limit of 20 people per class so sign up today at the Library!


Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit
The Annual Filley Festival of Trees, Wreaths & Holiday Decor
runs through January 4, 2020! Come in and vote for your favorite tree!
Admission is free thanks to our generous donors: Bolen Office Supply; Pratt Energy, LLC; Maydew Thibualt Optometry; and The Peoples Bank.
Art classes are available
to sign up visit our website:

Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: Jumanji: The Next Level
Friday, January 3 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 4 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 5 @ 2:00 pm
Pratt Recreation
Looking for some fun family activities? Visit
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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