Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast June 12, 2020

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast June 12, 2020

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Happy Friday!

Reopening Kansas!
Please continue to follow the recommended guidelines laid out by our State government so we can continue on the path of reopening everyone! For more information on the Phased plan, please visit
Open Range Gravel Race
Saturday, June 13
YPP Potluck in the Park
Sunday, June 14 – 4:00 pm
Lemon Park
Come join us at our June social for a potluck in Lemon Park! We will provide the main course. Please bring a dessert or side to share with the group! Families are welcome! Yard games, beach balls, and lawn chairs are encouraged.  To RSVP, please visit
with the number of adults and children attending with your family/group in the comments!
Praise in the Park
Sunday, June 14 – 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Jack Ewing Centennial Park – Third & Thompson
Pratt Small Business STRONG in conjunction with First Southern Baptist Church and Abundant Harvest Church of the Nazarene will be providing a Praise in the Park Evening fundraiser. Bring your lawn chairs (spread out for social distancing – also music will be available on FM radio at 90.5 FM if you prefer to remain in your vehicle).   Sit back and enjoy a time of Christian Praise Music and help us to raise funds for the small businesses of Pratt.  A suggested donation of $10 per person or $20 per family for the event.  All proceeds going to Small Business Strong, also Small Business Strong tee shirts will be available.  Door prizes will be given out during the evening.
Pratt County Commission Open Meeting to discuss Public Safety Center
Monday, June 22 – 7:00 pm
Pratt Municipal Building
Join the Pratt County Commissioners and Department Heads as they discuss the proposed Public Safety Center. If you don’t feel comfortable attending in person, you can join by Zoom, Meeting number: 836 3439 8616 Password: 595802
Movie in the Park brought to you by The Collier Agency
Saturday, June 27 – 7:00 pm
Jack Ewing Centennial Park – Third & Thompson
There will be free hot dogs, chips, water and popcorn for the movie! Surrounding Businesses, if you would like to help sponsor or setup a table to connect with the Pratt community on the value your business brings, please contact The Collier Agency at 316-413-4014 with any questions!
City of Pratt Residents – Free Disposal Week at the Pratt County Landfill
Monday, July 6 – Saturday, July 11 with NO FEES!
You must bring a valid ID or City Utility Bill with your city address to access the free disposal. All vehicles will be required to go across the scales and all materials must be segregated. (Metal, brush, mattresses, tire, concrete and asphalt and tires must be less than 20” in size) NO household chemicals or paint will be accepted at the Landfill. All household chemicals will be accepted at the Pratt County Recycle Center, 1102 S Main Street. If you have questions, please call 620-672-4107. The City of Pratt will NOT be picking up any items this year.

Young Professionals of Pratt
For more information about Young Professionals of Pratt, contact Tanna Fanshier at
Tanna.Fanshier@KS.GOV or visit

Featured Job of the Week
Various Positions Available!
Southwest Truck Parts, Inc.
Delivery drivers -must be reliable with a good driving record.
Shipping and Receiving – Loading and unloading parts as well as inventory.
Accounts Receivable – candidate should have accounting experience and computer knowledge and will be trained to use specific software.
As a part of the trucking industry, employees at Southwest Truck Parts are considered essential employees.
Great benefits. EOE
Please stop by the office and pick up an application at the main office or call 620-672-5686.
Please apply by sending a resume to or by calling 620-672-9495. For more information visit our JobsinPratt Facebook page:

What’s Happening @ Your Library – June 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 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.
Pratt Wild Lifers Summer Reading Challenge
For children 3 years – 4th Grade
Earn a fishing pole by reading 8 books from the Summer Reading Challenge cart by July 31. Parental consent is required to participate.
Imaging your Story Summer Reading Program
For children 3 years – 4th Grade
We will not be having activities this summer. However, kids will be able to win prizes by filling up their timed reading charts.
Imagine your Story Summer Reading Challenge
Fifth – Twelfth Grades
We will not be having activities this summer.
HOWEV          ER, Teens are still able to register & earn prizes for reading!
Prizes are earned as follows:
250 points earns a Sticky Note Pad
500 points earns a Drawstring Book Bag
1000 points earns a Water Bottle.
There will be a Grand Prize package To Be Announced for the reader of the most pages.
Imagine your Story Summer Reading Challenge
Adult Activities
Register then take a sheet to write the information for each book you read. Place each slip in the silver box located at the front desk to be entered into our prize drawings.
Summer Maker Program-Take & Make Edition
This program is for all ages.
Get a kit for every family member to take home & create together!
The kits include most supplies & written instructions. There are also video tutorials on our Summer Maker Program event on the Pratt Public Library Facebok page. Participants will be entered into prize drawings.
There is a new project each week.
June 15-19: Water Bottle
June 22-26: Paint-Woodland Fairey House
June 29-July 3: Fairey or Dragon Wings

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!
*new virtual gallery tours and artist Q & A Video Series available on our YouTube Channel, website, & social media platforms 
“A Western Perspective” by Lori Jones
Now through – JULY 10th, 2020
This exhibition is sponsored in part by: Stull, Beverlin, Nicolay & Haas, LLC; Legacy Bank; & Ninnescah Rural Electric Co-Op.
Call for Entries! Filley Museum COVID Creation Challege
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.
Now Showing: Trolls World Tour
Friday, June 12 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 13 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 14 @ 2:00 pm
Sponsored by: USD 382 & Pratt Public School Foundation

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.

There is still time to sign up! Contact Kim TODAY! 

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