Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast February 16, 2018

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast February 16, 2018

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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!
Every Monday
Pratt Elks Lodge – 1103 W. Third Street
Early bird games begin at 6:30 and regular bingo starts at 7:00 pm, food options available!
Grief Support Group
Second Monday of each month
Hilltop Manor – 403 S. Valley Street, Cunningham
There is no registration fee. If you would like more information about the meetings, visit their Facebook page at
Kiwanis Shoe Drive – Donate shoes & help out others!
January – March 2018
Did you know that Tetanus is a serious cause of death in 3rd world countries? When an expectant mother gets the tetanus in her blood from going barefoot, she passes it on to the baby – who dies an excruciating death within days of being born. One way tetanus can be prevented is by wearing shoes! Here’s a chance to help out the poor and also the youth in our community. Kiwanis of Pratt is conducting a Shoe Collection Drive from January through March. The shoes will be donated to third world countries (Haiti, Honduras, and other nations in Central America and Africa). Kiwanis will receive a small payment for the shoes which will in turn be donated to youth programs (the Teen Center, Pre-school Teachers, Builders Club @ LMS, K-Kids at Skyline and Aktion Club at Arrowhead West). The shoe drive helps impoverished people in two ways. (1) Practical shoes are given to the poor (tennis shoes, flip flops, sandals, hiking boots, etc) and (2) They help those who want a better life start and grow a business in their country by becoming a street Shoe Vendor. A number of dress shoes and new shoes are given to individuals to start a trade. Once their business is growing, they can come back and buy shoes for a small fee. ) IT’S A WIN WIN FOR everyone involved. Our goal is to collect 100 bags of shoes (25 pair per bag) during this period. PLEASE CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS AND DONATE IF YOU ARE ABLE! A box for the shoes will be located in the PRMC cafeteria, schools, the Community Center, the Pratt Rec Department, and in some of the churches. If you have questions or need shoes to be picked up call Stephanie Becker 450-1425 or 672-6725 or another Kiwanis Member.
Celebrate the Barron’s First Anniversary with a Chili Cook-off!
Friday, February 16 – 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Barron Theater
Cooks, enter a delicious pot of homemade chili for a $20 gift certificate from our excellent Concession Stand. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a 2018 FREE Pass for all movies this year! There will be drawings for free concessions all evening and free taste testing of entered chili will begin at 5:30pm. Voting will begin at 6:00 pm for $5 and you will receive a bowl of chili and a delicious homemade cinnamon roll by Pratt’s own Jeanette Gaider & Karen Pinkall. Enjoy the movie, Forever My Girl, and chili for $10! Drinks and other concessions are regular price. Sign up with Sheryl White if you would like to enter the cook off by calling 672-1596.
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
Friday, February 16 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus – 1223 N. Main
Fish, coleslaw, potato dish, vegetable, bread, pickles, condiments, tea, coffee and dessert!
Menu Planning Class for Diabetes & Weight Loss
Friday, February 16 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Pratt Regional Medical Center
The key to healthy living is to have a plan and follow it! You will work on a menu to take home and learn good choices when shopping or eating out. Call 450-1425 to reserve your seat!
Birth and Beyond Class
Saturday, February 17 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Pratt Regional Medical Center
These classes are very important for first time mothers and partners and for “experienced” moms! Call Brenda Blankenship RN: Childbirth Education Coordinator at 620-450-1695 or email her at for more information or to sign up.
Pratt USD 382 Kindergarten Round-Up
Monday, February 19 – 3:00 to 7:00 pm
Southwest Elementary School
Children who will be 5 on or before August 31, 2018 are invited to attend! Please bring the following information with you, certified birth certificate, physical and kindergarten shot record. A drawing for a $50.00 gift card will be held at the end of the evening. To be entered in this drawing, you must bring a birth certificate to this event. To schedule your appointment, please call 620-672-4520.
Grant Writing Workshop
Thursday, February 22 – 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Pratt County 4-H Building
Nancy Daniels, Community Vitality Specialist, will be the featured speaker at this event focusing on sources of data for community needs, elements of a great grant proposal, practicing the grant elements and where to find grants. There is a $15 registration fee for this call and lunch will be provided. For additional information regarding the workshop or to register, contact Jodi Drake at or 620-672-6121. Registration payment is due by February 16.
Coffee with Representative Greg Lewis & Senator Mary Jo Taylor
Friday, February 23 – 8:00 to 9:00 am
Parrish Café – Corner of Fourth & Jackson
Join us at the Parrish Café as we welcome Representative Lewis & Senator Taylor to Pratt for updates on what’s happening in Topeka.
Have a Cup of Coffee on Us with Nex-Tech Wireless
Friday, February 23 – 8:00 to 10:00 am
N’Cahoots Coffee & Shoppe – 210 S. Main Street
Chat wireless with us and we’ll buy you a cup of coffee!
Retirement Reception to Honor Deb Goyen’s 45 years with The Peoples Bank
Friday, February 23 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm
The Peoples Bank Lobby – 222 S. Main Street    
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
Friday, February 23 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus – 1223 N. Main
Fish, coleslaw, potato dish, vegetable, bread, pickles, condiments, tea, coffee and dessert!
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
Friday, March 2 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus – 1223 N. Main
Fish, coleslaw, potato dish, vegetable, bread, pickles, condiments, tea, coffee and dessert!
Senoritas & Margaritas – Gamma Beta’s 4th Annual Jewelry/Accessories Quartermania
Saturday, March 3 – 10:00 am
Pratt County 4-H Building
It’s fiesta time!! Wear your bright colors and join us for a fun time with friends, food and drinks for an auction where you may bid only a quarter or two and win a beautiful piece of jewelry! There will also be some great silent auction items! Tickets are $25 are available from any member of Gamma Beta Sorority or at the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce.
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
Friday, March 9 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus – 1223 N. Main
Fish, coleslaw, potato dish, vegetable, bread, pickles, condiments, tea, coffee and dessert!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Friday, March 9 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 10 – Dinner Theatre at 6:00 pm; Show at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 11 – 2:30 pm
To RSVP call 450-2212. Admission is $5, $15 for Dinner/show combos. For more information contact Misty at
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
Friday, March 16 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus – 1223 N. Main
Fish, coleslaw, potato dish, vegetable, bread, pickles, condiments, tea, coffee and dessert!
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry – LAST ONE!
Friday, March 23 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus – 1223 N. Main
Fish, coleslaw, potato dish, vegetable, bread, pickles, condiments, tea, coffee and dessert!
Miss America Serves Day
5K Glow Run with Miranda Flemming Miss Butler County 2018
Saturday, April 7
Lemon Park
Registration starts at 6:30 pm, race begins at 7:30 pm. Cost is $16 before March 24 and $20 afterwards. All proceeds will go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information visit the Facebook page:
Judgement House presents: 59 Minutes
Saturday, April 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Sunday, April 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 11 from 6:30  to 9:30 pm
First Christian Church – 123 N. Ninnescah
Take the tour and see how real life choices and real life consequences impact the last 59 minutes of a person’s life. For tour reservations or to be a part of the show, contact John Ford at 620-388-5998.
Walk for Hope 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk hosted by
South Central Kansas Special Education Cooperation
Saturday, May 5 – Race begins at 9:00 am
Pratt High School Track
It’s a community race for all ages! Kids 12 and Under – $10; Adults – $15; 4 Member Team – $50
For more information, call the SCKSEC Office at 620-672-7500 or email
Pratt Community College Club 62+
Spring 2018 Schedule
Friday, March 9 – PCC Performing Arts Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tuesday, March 13 – Chisholm Trail
Tuesday, April 19 – 4-H Extension Demonstration
In addition to great programs exclusively for our members, such as casino trips, special speakers and murder mysteries, people 62 years young or older may receive a discount card entitling them to one half price admission to college athletic events, tuiton scholarships for all college courses, free admission to college cultural events. For more information visit or contact Susan Mayberry at 620-450-2184.

Don’t forget Chamber Members, you receive a free listing on our website and on our Facebook page

What’s Happening @ Your Library – February 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.
Preschool Activities
Story Time: Mondays & Thursdays from 10:00 -10:45 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 – 4:45 p.m.
February 22 – Kansas Animals with Chris Shrack – KDWP&T
Teen Activities – Fifth – Twelfth Grades
Teen Zone: Open Monday-Thursday 10:00a.m.-6:30p.m, Friday & Saturday 10:00a.m.-5:30p.m.
Books, graphic novels, audio books, gaming systems, laptops, & crafts always available. iPads, available by request.
Craft Bar:
Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday supplies will be set out on the bar in the Teen Zone to create with
Teen Activities:
February 1 – 28 – Original Character daily drawing challenge. Stop by the Teen Zone to be added to the group
February 13 – Getting to Know You – Linda Stelzer, retired teacher
Adult Activities
            Books & Dames – Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 pm
                        “Life in a Jar” by Jack Mayer – Led by Suzan Patton


Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit
Winter Classes are now OPEN!
You can see the full schedule of classes and register online at
or you can come by the museum and enroll
Business Appreciation Cocktail Reception
Tuesday, March 13 – 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Pratt Area Businesses are invited to enjoy and explore the Vernon Filley Art Museum, spouses welcome! Refreshments will be served.

Friday, January 12 – Saturday, April 14
Michael Jilg & Leon Staab – A guest exhibition highlightins exube3rant flower images through the work and photographers Michael Jilg & Leon Staab.
40% of sales from this exhibit will be donated as part of a fundraiser for the Filley Museum.
Exhibition sponsored in part by:
Stull, Beverlin, Nicolay & Haas, LLC and Southwest Truck Parts, Inc.

Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: Forever My Girl
Friday, February 9 @ 7:00 pm & Saturday, February 10 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 11 at 2:00 pm
Sponsored by Steve & Vicki Maechtlen

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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