Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast January 25, 2019

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast January 25, 2019

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Happy Friday!

Every Monday
Pratt Elks Lodge – 1103 W. Third Street
Early bird games begin at 6:30 and regular bingo starts at 7:00 pm.
Looking for a speaker for a group or organization you belong to?
Dr. Mark Green, Psychologist at Pratt Regional Medical Center is available to speak at any civic groups, business, organization, etc.  He can talk about a specific topic you have in mind or a more general behavioral health talk.    Contact Andie Dean at 620-450-1444 or to book Dr. Green for your next meeting. 
Meet the Artist – Opening Reception
Friday, January 25 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Vernon Filley Art Museum
Please come enjoy refreshments at The Filley and Meet: Bob Benson, $10 for non-members.
Big View – Circles of Hope, Pratt
Monday, January 28 – 6:00 to 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church
The topic of this Big View is “What I Have Learned from Circles.” There will be a panel of current Circle Leaders and Allies. Circle Leaders are those who have made a commitment to change their lives for the better through Circles of Hope. Some of the Circle Allies will share what they have learned because of their involvement in Circles, as well.  Allies are “intentional friends” who support Circle Leaders in reaching their personally chosen goals. This topic was decided on after an informal round table discussion at a regular meeting where Circle Leaders shared the stability and support they have experience from being in this program. They decided they would like to share their experiences with the larger community. There will be opportunity for questions and general discussion.
Kansas Day
Tuesday, January 29
Kansas Day as an annual celebration of Kansas’ statehood is fairly unique among all the other states. The day is fondly remembered by adults who grew up in Kansas to those who have moved to other states or countries. The following is taken from an article originally published in the January 1932 issue of The Kansas Teacher and Western School Journal. The article “The Origin of Kansas Day” was written by Esther Clark Hill, Kansas Historical Society.
Kansas Day was born in Paola in 1877. In the Paola public school 15 or 20 youngsters were studying United States history in Alexander LeGrande Copley’s classroom, and on January 8, 1877, the lesson happened to be the battle of New Orleans. Intense interest was created in the class by the fact that 62 years before that, to the very hour, General Jackson’s riflemen were peppering the British red-coats from behind the cotton bales. The whole school awoke to patriotism on that anniversary and decided to celebrate their pride in Kansas and its victories of peace. For the rest of the story visit
“Cowboys & Sodbusters” a Kansas Day Celebration
Tuesday, January 29 – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Liberty Middle School Lagoon (Library)
Step back in time with us to the early days of Kansas.
Liberty Middle School would like to invite the Pratt Community to stop by the LMS Lagoon and sample some traditional foods from the past and enjoy our different displays of days gone by.
How about some cow tongue, hardtack, or egg lemonade? Maybe homemade fudge, ice cream, or even honey drops. You never know, there may even be some cowboy chili along with butterscotch pie for dessert. Check out other student projects like the prairie schooners, sodhouses, and cowboy attire.  
South Central Community Foundation Retirement & Welcome Party
Thursday, January 31 – 4:00 to 6:00 pm
South Central Community Foundation – 114 W Fifth Street
Come and celebrate Bekki Pribil’s retirement and welcome new Executive Director, Holly Rooks, and Administrative Assistant, Sarah Ricks. Come and go with refreshment.
Annual Pancake & Sausage Feed – Pratt Optimist Club
Wednesday, February 6 – 4:30 to 7:00 pm
Pratt Community College Cafeteria
Join the Optimist Club for their annual pancake & sausage feed! Money raised will support their bicycle giveaway project. Call Mark at 620-546-3635 for tickets.
Amy Clarkson Book Signing
Saturday, February 9 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm
The Front Porch – 115 E Fourth Street
Amy Clarkson will be talking about her new book, “Simple: How kids help us understand God” February 9th 2:00-4:00pm at The Front Porch (115 East 4th St). It will be a come and go event with refreshments and Amy will be signing your books!

You can order your book to bring at Amazon by clicking this link “Simple: How kids help us understand God”
Pre-K and Kindergarten Meet & Greet
Monday, February 11 – 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Skyline School
Come and meet the Preschool and Kindergarten teachers at Skyline, tour the building and enjoy some refreshments while your child explores the classrooms.
BTI 75th Anniversary
Wednesday, February 13 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
BTI – 18 NW 30th Street
Join BTI as they celebrate 75 years in business! There will be snacks and great freebies all day long and lunch will be served from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm! Go out and get registered today for the chance to win the use of a small tractor for one year!
Business Portrait Event
Friday, February 15 – 2:00 to 5:00 pm
John Patton Photography – 1219 E First, Suite H
Present yourself to your clients professionally and with style! For just $60, you will get high resolution and low resolution images delivered to you electronically. Give Kim at the Chamber a call to schedule your time today! 620-672-5501
Ascension Lutheran Church Trivia Night
Saturday, February 16 – Doors open at 6:30/Trivia begins at 7:00 pm
Pratt County 4-H Building
Get your team together now for the second annual Trivia Night hosted by Ascension Lutheran Church! Raffles, games and bonus rounds like “Where in Pratt” and “What jellybean flavor”. There will be a first place prize for the best decorated table! Registration is $200 for a team of 8 and includes table, drinks and light snacks. To get registered or have questions, contact Emma Chrismer at
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Sunday, February 17 – 11:00 am
Genesis Center – 123 N Oak
Let’s help send kids to camp by having a great meal together! Meal includes all you can eat spaghetti, bread, dessert and drink. Free will donations will be accepted.
Upcoming Events
March 2 – Gamma Beta Jewelry Mania – tickets are on sale at Hello Beautiful!
April 27 – Open Range Gravel Race
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
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
Pratt Community College’s Club 62+
Spring 2019 Schedule
Tuesday, February 15 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dillon Lecture Series: Dr. Rick Rigsby
Please RSVP by February 5 – $10
Thursday, March 14 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hutchinson Cosmosphere – D-Day Normandy 1944
Please RSVP by March 1 – $10
Tuesday, April 16 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wichita Zoo
Please RSVP by April 1 – $10
Feel free to share this information with friends, neighbors, church members, and others in the community who may be interested in joining Club 62+. Our spring schedule can be found at or by contacting Susan Mayberry at 620-450-2184

Featured Job of the Week
Part-Time at H&R Block
H&R Block in Pratt is looking for part time help through the tax season! Duties include but are not limited to answering the phone, making appointments, assembling and making copies of tax returns. Candidate should have good customer service skills and an enthusiastic, outgoing personality. This is a part time position, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday’s from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, position will end on April 15, 2019. To apply visit H&R Block located at 120 S Main 672-6065 or our Great Bend office 620-793-9361 and speak with Eric or Jeni Doan.
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What’s Happening @ Your Library – January 2019
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
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 31 – Special Guest Jodi Drake K-State Research & Extension
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

Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit

South Gallery
Bob Benson Photography “Here and There: Color in Kansas and the World”
January 25 – April 13, 20109
October 5, 2018 – April 13, 2019
Thank you to our sponsors, Pratt Family Dental, Kincheloe’s, Uptown Café/Club D’est and Stull, Beverlin, Nicolay, and Haas Law Firm
40% of sales from this exhibit will be donated as a part of a fundraiser.
Meet the Artist – Opening Reception
Friday, January 25 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
$10 for non-members
Please come enjoy refreshments at The Filley and Meet: Bob Benson
North Gallery
Ninnescah Art Exhibit
October 5, 2018 – April 13, 2019
This exhibition has been sponsored in part by Taylor Printing & Pratt Family Practice

Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: Bumblebee
Friday, January 25 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 26 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 27 @ 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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