Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-blast  February 9 2018

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-blast  February 9 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.
Winter Freezer Meals
Cost is $100.00 for 10 meals that feed a family of 4-6 people
Skyline Schools Entrepreneurship Class
You will leave with ten freezer meals, ready to go! All groceries and supplies will be provided. Please bring a large cooler, box or large bag to transport the meals home. Meals include: lasagna soup, chicken philly, BBQ pineapple chicken, slow cooker pizza, sweet onion pork chops, sloppy joes, broccoli cheese soup, chicken tacos, chicken gumbo, and sweet & spicy pork roast. Payments are due by February 14. Any questions, please contact Cheri Haskett at 620-388-6673 or
Pratt Elks Lodge #1451 presents Fiddlin’ Round – A Hillbilly Dirt Band
Saturday, February 10 – 8:00 to 11:00 pm
Pratt Elks Lodge
Looking for a place to take your Valentine? Fiddlin’ Round will be preforming at the Pratt Elks Lodge!
Benefit Dinner for the Wheatley Family (Bates and Eggleston)
Sunday, February, 11 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Pratt Municipal Building
The community is welcome, donations will be accepted. For more information or to find out want kind of donations are needed, contact the Hope Center at 620-933-2166.
Vintage Tea at the Historical Museum
Sunday, February 11 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Pratt Historical Museum – 208 S. Ninnescah
Come dressed in style and wear your hat & gloves! Stroll down Main Street, visit the soda fountain, and have your picture taken in the Withers Studio. All ages welcome, tickets are $10 per person and are available by visiting the Historical Museum daily from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. For more information please call 672-7874. This is a fundraiser to benefit education for women including local scholarships! Sponsored by Chapter IF P.E.O.
Valentine Tea with the Sweet Adelines
Sunday, February 11 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm
First United Methodist Church – Corner of First & Main
A cordial invitation to enjoy the Sweet Adelines in concert and enjoy tea sandwiches & cookies. Donation at the
door and there will be a raffle for 6 tea cups.
Valentine’s Dinner & Show
Sunday, February 11 – 6:30 pm
Pratt Community College – Carpenter Auditorium
To RSVP call 450-2212. Admission is $5, $15 for Dinner/show combos. For more information contact Misty at

Steak Nite in PCC Café
Monday Feb 12 – 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Pratt Community College Cafeteria

Enjoy a rib-eye steak or other premium entree, side dishes, salad, drink, and dessert for just $7.09 tax included! Call 450-2888 for more details

Pratt Regional Medical Center Cardiac Rehab Open House
Tuesday, February 13 – 9:00 to 11:00 am
Pratt Regional Medical Center
As part of Cardiac Rehab Week and American Heart Month, PRMC invites you to their open house. You will be able to view the new equipment, have the opportunity to learn about the hospital’s program as well as meet and ask questions of the program staff.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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
Thursday, February 8 – Hutchinson Cosmosphere & Museum
Sunday, February 11 – PCC Performing Arts Valentine’s Show
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 15 – Pop Bottle Fireflies
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
            Book Signing – Tuesday February 13 at 7:00 pm
Dan E. Ferguson will be here with his book “Grace’s Mirror Healing for Perfectionists”
            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: Sing-Along with The Greatest Showman
Friday, February 9 @ 7:00 pm & Saturday, February 10 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 11 at 2:00 pm
Sponsored by Uptown Café & Club D’Est

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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