Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast July 31, 2020

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast July 31, 2020

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Happy Friday!

Deadline EXTENDED!!! Leadership League of South Central Kansas is currently taking applications for the 2020-2021 Class. If you would like an application, please email Kim at For more information on the program, visit their Facebook page
Early Voting is now OPEN!
Pratt County Courthouse – 300 S Ninnescah
8:00 am to 12:00 Noon & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, August 1 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Early voting closes on Monday, August 3 at 12:00 Noon.
If you are voting in person you will need your photo ID with you.
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!
Rock the Vote!
Primary Elections
Tuesday, August 4
Polls open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pratt County Residents vote at the Church of Christ – 320 Country Club Road
City of Pratt Residents vote at the Community Center – 619 N Main Street
For a full list of candidates visit: 
Cross Training
Friday, August 7 – 6:00 pm
Pratt Area Humane Society – 10233 Bluestem Blvd
Need a little help getting your dog to listen? Come join our six week training course to learn some basic obedience and basic agility with your furry friend. The first meeting will take place on Friday, August 7, this is where the class schedule will be decided upon. Please do not bring your dog to the first meeting, just payments and shot records. The cost is $120 for the 6 week course for dogs that are 6 months or older. 50% of the proceeds will go to the Pratt Area Humane Society. If you have questions or if you want to sign up, please call 620-672-6777.
11th Annual Skyline After Prom Golf Outing
Saturday, August 15
Seidel’s Golf Course – 30370 NE 30th Street
Check in begins at 8:00 am, with shotgun tee-off at 9:00 am. The cost is $200 per team if registered before August 7, $225 thereafter. Carts are available for an additional cost and will need to be reserved before August 7th as well. Register by calling Angie Tobin at 620-546-4187 or emailing *All participants must be high school graduates or older and no outside coolers will be permitted. Proceeds benefit the Skyline After Prom.
Marriage Night Simulcast Event
Saturday, September 12 – Doors open at 5:00 pm
Reach Church – 1000 E Sixth Street
Reach Church is hosting this Simulcast Event right here in Pratt, to get registered, visit Invite your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to attend this one-night event. Come early and enjoy some refreshments!
Marriage Night is an opportunity to offer the people in your congregation and community practical answers to that question. The event will provide them with expert teaching and principles for a lasting relationship while challenging them to see the greater purpose of marriage—to glorify God and advance his gospel. Marriage is made for more than fairy tale ending. It’s a picture of God’s hope and redemption for a world in need of rescue.

Young Professionals of Pratt
For more information about Young Professionals of Pratt, contact Tanna Fanshier at
Tanna.Fanshier@KS.GOV or visit
August 6 – Adult Skate Night at 6:00 pm
Rolla Rena Skate Center
September 17 – YPP Speaker Series at 5:30 pm
Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Update & Networking 101

Featured Job of the Week
Various Positions at Pratt Community College 

Pratt Community College is an employer of choice. Explore the opportunities of working at PCC. We currently employ over 150 individuals in a wide variety of fields. Our jobs include many faculty disciplines and a wide range of office, technical, professional, service, maintenance and managerial positions. View our current job opportunities online.

Pratt Community College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or veteran status in its programs and activities. Pratt Community College hires only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Personnel, Pratt Community College, 348 NE SR 61, Pratt, KS 67124, 620.672.5641 ext. 139, Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator.

For a list of available positions, please visit:

What’s Happening @ Your Library – August 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.
Please notice that we have new procedures in the library. There are signs posted all over the library to inform you of these changes. Things are different.
Please be patient with us as we transition into a new normal.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Closed on Sundays
The Library is currently open to the public for pick up and drop off services, computers are still available but social distancing is being observed and masks are not required but encouraged. Tutoring is also available.
Mark your Calendars! Annual Book Sale!
Monday, August 3 – Saturday, August 8
Regular Business Hours
Preschool Activities:
Story Time – every Thursday at 10:00 am
Join Miss Lea Ann on Facebook & Instagram as she sings & reads. Each child who watches will be able to mark a circle on their reading chart.
3 years – 4th Grade Activities:
We will not be having any activities this month. Be on the lookout for information on programming in September!
Fifth – Twelfth Grade Activities:
The Teen Zone is open.
The computers, gaming systems & iPads are available for use. Masks & social distancing is required.
We will not be having other activities this month, be on the lookout for information on programming in September!
Adult Activities:
We will not be having other activities this month, be on the lookout for information on programming in September!
Activities for All Ages:
Summer Maker Program-Take & Make Edition
Prize drawings will take place during the first week of August. Winners will be notified by the contact information they provided.
We will not be having other activities this month, be on the lookout for information on programming in September!

Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit
Limit to 5 customers in the facility at a time
Social distancing will be maintained by anyone entering the museum, masks will be encouraged
Items in the gift shop will be handled by staff only and doors will be propped open wherever possible to avoid touching surfaces
Orders from the gift shop and galleries will still be available online and for curbside pickup, in addition to in-person at the museum!
Jon Swindler
“Traced & Terraced”
Meet the Artist Reception – Friday, October 30 at 6:00 pm
This exhibit will feature a new body of prints, drawings and a site specific installation. The artist will create a number of new works specifically for this exhibition. “Having been raised only miles from the museum, I feel a strong affinity and connection to the surrounding places and people. The flat work will address the landscape and agricultural history of the region. Having been raised on a nearby wheat farm, this experience has continued to shape my practice. I intend to use photographs from a recent trip back to KS as a source for multi-media imagery that will be printed via multiple processes, both hand-pulled and digital. My installation will include materials deriving from my family’s farm. The piles of materials surrounding the buildings of our farm acted as a resource for my father, grandfather and great grandfather for the purpose of repairing, building and inventing various tools and objects as needed. I adopt a similar strategy in my own work. I am interested in highlighting this connection to agrarian and artistic practices through this exhibition.” – Jon Swindler
Lunch & Learn featuring Artist Mike Fallier
Saturday, August 8 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Call for Entries! Filley Museum COVID Creation Challenge
Open to all mediums, forms & ages!
Community Art Exhibit
This CALL FOR ENTRY invitation is open to the public to anyone in our community and surrounding regions. We challenge you to do something artistic while you are at home practicing social distancing – use whatever media or talents are available to you to create!
As long as plans for Pratt County re-opening continue to progress and the climate is safe for individuals to visit us in small numbers with masks and precautions, the Filley Museum will host a week-long come and go public community exhibit in our Lobby (likely without an opening event due to social distancing needs). The week-long exhibit will likely take place around the last week of July or the beginning of August. So we ask that you fill out your entry form now and drop off your artwork starting anytime AFTER July 25th, 2020. The exhibit will take place the week of August 8th through 15th. More details will be announced soon, but the time to create is NOW! All we need to know is who plans to be present! Fill out our short 5 question form below if you intend to participate.
When you drop your artwork at the museum, we will have you make your own handwritten label with Artist name, title, etc.
Click the link to fill out our quick entry form:


Movie @ The Barron
During this time, each Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, the Barron will be offering curbside service of your favorite popcorn, drink, caramel popcorn, cotton candy, candy & pickles. Orders can be placed by pulling into the yellow lined area at the front of the theater or by calling or texting 620-388-5236. For shorter wait times, you may preorder and giving an estimated time of arrival.
Please visit their Facebook or Website to see the CDC guidelines for theaters.
Jurassic Park
Friday, July 31 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 1 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 2 @ 2:00 pm

Rolla Rena Skate Center
Tuesday & Friday
1:00 to 5:00 pm & 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Pratt Recreation
Activities are starting to open so check out their Facebook and Webpage.

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.

Just a reminder of one of the reasons why the Pratt Area Chamber is not a part of the Kansas Chamber. We believe that we need legislative people who care about our community and will stand up for our rural way of life. We believe that we should have a great relationship with whomever wins the seat and be able to reach out to them when they do great things and when we don’t agree with the way they voted. We need someone who will stand up and fight for us, not someone who will bend to someone else’s will who has no vested interest in our community!

As the late Greg Lewis so eloquently said, “”We are the House of Representatives, chosen to represent our people of Kansas and we need to serve with a servant’s heart This is not the House of self-service nor the house of special interest…this is the People’s House. May it always serve them!”

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