Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast June 28, 2019

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast June 28, 2019

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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!
Women’s Faith Conference
Saturday, July 6 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm
The Barron – 313 S Main Street
Do you have a need for God? Do you wish someone knew what you were going through? Join us for an afternoon of worship, testimony and teaching the affinity in Christ.
American Legion Riders Post 86 Firework Display
Saturday, July 6 at Dusk
Pratt County Veterans Memorial Lake
Celebrate the 4th of July with the annual American Legion Riders Post 86 fireworks display! 
9th Annual Pratt City Fire Department Cruise & Show
Friday, July 12 – Cruise Night
Meet at the Fire Station, dice run starts at 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 13 – Show & Shine at 300 block of South Jackson begins at 8:30 am
There will be a raffle for a chance to win a 1968 Chevy Camaro RS/SS Convertible! Tickets are $20 and the drawing will take place on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm. 396CI VS partnered up with its Muncie M20 4-Speed manual transmission and 12 Bolt Posi Rear End. This low mileage beauty was used in Guy Fiere’s popular TV series Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. Own a piece of American history. This premier Muscle Car is in outstanding condition and is fully equipped. For more information go to or contact your local masonic lodge.
Summerfest 2019
Saturday, July 13 
Summer Sales 8:30 to 2:00 pm
Visit these participating stores for your baseball card of savings: Maurices, Parsons Jewelry, Memories, Sue’s Ultimate Embroidery, Nex-Tech Wireless, Turquoise Ranch, Skaggs Ace Hardware, The Store Next Door, Balloons and More, Simply Southwest, Lisa’s Western Wear, Hello Beautiful and the Vernon Filley Art Museum Gift Shop
Summerfest 2019 Concert in the Park
Saturday, July 13 – 7:00 pm 
Merchants Park – Corner of Fourth and Main
Pratt native, Katie Strobel, will kick the concert off at 7:30 followed by Ciara Brook featuring Brody Farrow and Pratt’s own, Brittany Rector. Bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes! 
Pratt County Fair
July 24 – 27
Pratt County Fairgrounds
Fair memberships are now on sale from any 4-H’er, if you don’t happen to know one, call the Extension office at 620-672-6121 and they will help you find one!
Free Developmental Screenings – Ages Birth to 5 years old
Tuesday, July 30 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Pratt ACE Builiding – 401 S Hamilton Street
Areas screened will be motor, concepts, communication, social and self-help development, vision and hearing. Interested in Pre-School this fall? Then you NEED to come to this screening. The staff will assist you in the identification of any needs your child may have and in locating services to meet those needs. To schedule an appointment, please call Sandra at 620-672-7500 or you can email her at
Upcoming Events
September 28 – Third Annual Oktoberfest – Information coming soon!

Young Professionals of Pratt
For more information about Young Professionals of Pratt, contact Brian Moore at or visit


Featured Jobs of the Week
Full Time Position
Simply Southwest
Full time position beginning the end of July. Must have Retail/Restaurant experience and be able to work Saturdays. Serious inquires only. Stop by Simply Southwest today to pick up an application.
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Pratt Community College Club 62+
Ellinwood Underground Tour – Thursday, July 18
9:00 am to 4:00 pm – $10 plus lunch
RSVP by July 11
For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Susan Mayberry at 620-450-2184 or visit
What’s Happening @ Your Library –July 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.
The Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 to honor Independence Day
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 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
July 4 – Independence Day Library Closed
July 11 – Exploration Place
July 18 – Summertime Crafts
July 25 – LEGO Day
Spoonful of Sugar
Tuesday, July 16 – 10:30 am
Join us for a collaborative class presented by 4H, Pratt Public Library and the Filley Art Museum to decorate your very own wooden “spoon full of sugar.” All supplies will be provided. We will all meet at Pratt Public Library for the art activity with your spoon, then while they dry we will walk over to the FIlley Museum for a brief tour and snack! The snack will be provided free of charge as well! Deadline to sign up is July 11th.
You must pre register at
Summer Reading Program
Participants will be able to pick up reading charts and begin reading on Wednesday, May 22.
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
Thursdays 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon
July 4 – Independence Day Library Closed
July 11 – Exploration Place This program will be 2:00 to 3:00 pm
July 18 – Starry Night Sidewalk Art
July 25 – Afternoon Smore’s Bar
Summer Reading Program
Participants will be able to register and begin reading on Wednesday, May 22.
Adult Activities
Summer Reading Program
Participants can register at the table in the front of the library. Completed slips for books read will be turned in there as well. There will be biweekly drawings as well as a grand prize drawing on July 31st.
Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, July 23 – 7:00 pm
Priscilla Greene will lead the group in discussing “Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich. Books are available for checkout.
Activities for all Ages
Friday Family Films
Friday July 5 & 12 at 12:15 pm
We will be showing movies the whole family can enjoy!
Children who have not attended Kindergarten must be accompanied by an adult.
Games for all ages
Every Wednesday 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Richard Robbins will lead this activity in the East Auditorium. There will be a diverse selection of tabletop games to choose from. Play some old favorites & learn some new ones!
Summer Maker Program
Participants can register at the table in the front of the library. They will receive a Maker Passport to have stamped as each project is completed. There will be weekly drawings as well as a grand prize drawing on July 31st.
Creating will take place during business hours @ the pace of the creator.
Movie Mondays
Mondays in July & August @ 7 pm
Beginning June 10th, we will be showing the Star Wars series in chronological order. Popcorn & water will be provided.
Summer Concert Series @ Woody’s
            Friday, July 5              7:00 pm – Lane Haas
                                                10:00 pm – From the Hip ($5 Cover Charge)
            Friday, July 12            7:00 pm – Fiddlin’ Round
                                                10:00 pm – Ragland ($5 Cover Charge)
            Friday, July 19            7:00 pm – Boone Mendenhall
            Friday, July 26            7:00 pm – Audacious Pulse
Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit
Filley National Invitational Biennale Art Show & Sale:
April 27th through July 20, 2019
This exhibition is sponsored in part by a grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Grant funds were matched by Pratt County. This exhibition has also been sponsored in part by Peachey Insurance.

Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: The Secret Life of Pets 2
Friday, June 28 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 29 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 30 @ 2:00 pm
Movie Sponsored in part by South Fork Veterinary Hospital & Pratt Veterinary Hospital

Pratt Recreation
Looking for some fun family activities? Visit
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