Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast June 18, 2020









Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast June 18, 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 https://covid.ks.gov/ad-astra-a-plan-to-reopen-kansas/
 
B-29 Museum is open on Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Pratt Army Airfield – 82 Curran Road
Visit their website at www.prairiebombers.org 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!
 
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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83634398616?pwd=WGpWc1hzcERadE55YlBOZ2V3anhxUT09
 
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!
 
Circles of Hope Big View Meeting on Mental Health
Monday, June 29 – 6:15 pm
First United Methodist Church Sanctuary
Representatives from PRMC, Horizons, law enforcement, schools, etc will be present to visit about services and/or concerns and issues faced because of Mental Health.   Dr. Mark Green, psychologist from PRMC, will moderate the discussion. 
 
Masks are encouraged and we will have some at the door along with sanitizer.  The conversation will also be hosted on Zoom, but anyone attending in that manner will need to get their email address to Jeanette Siemens, jeanette.siemens@outlook.com
 
Los Cabos Fajita House Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, July 2 – 12:00 Noon
Los Cabos Fajita House – 1413 E First Street
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Los Cabos Fajita House with a Ribbon Cutting! Stay and have lunch at Pratt’s newest restaurant!
 
American Legion Riders Post 86 Firework Display
Saturday, July 4 at Dusk
Pratt County Veterans Memorial Lake
Celebrate the 4th of July with the annual American Legion Riders Post 86 fireworks display! 
 
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.
 
2020 Sidewalk Sale – It’s a Monster of a Sale Day!
Saturday, July 11 – 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Stay tuned for a list of participating businesses!


 
Young Professionals of Pratt
For more information about Young Professionals of Pratt, contact Tanna Fanshier at
Tanna.Fanshier@KS.GOV or visit www.facebook.com/YPPKansas/
 
July 13 – YPP Speaker Series at Woody’s
Social at 5:30 pm – Presentation at 6:00 pm
Investments & Planning for the Future
 
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
 


 
JOBS IN PRATT
Featured Job of the Week
Set Up Technician
XtraFactors
Xtrafactors is looking for a full time, dependable set up technician for our Xtrafactors plant in Pratt KS. Benefits include paid holidays, 2 weeks vacation after the first year, health insurance, and a 401K. Applications can be picked up at 211 Pedigo Dr Pratt KsFor more information visit our JobsinPratt Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/jobsinpratt
 


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 staff@prattpubliclibrary.org 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.
HOWEVER, 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 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 www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org
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!
 
Lunch & Learn featuring Artist Mike Fallier
Saturday, August 8 – 12:00 to 1:00 pm
 
 “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:
https://forms.gle/FZCjFYQ2DSUpHEPQ9


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: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Showtimes:
Friday, June 19 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 20 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 21 @ 2:00 pm
www.prattbarron.org


Pratt Recreation
Activities are starting to open so check out their Facebook and Webpage.
https://www.facebook.com/PrattRecreation/
http://www.prattrecreation.com/
 


 
If your business or organization has an event coming up, please email me at info@prattkansas.org so I can include the details in our weekly E-Blast.

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