Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast June 29, 2018

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast June 29, 2018

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Happy Friday!

Congratulations to Ruth Ann Barker, Matt Houtwed and Jackie Mundt for being elected to the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. They join Scott Goodheart, Heather Herren, Tom Jones, Mark Morgan, Mark Ploger, Kelley Simon, Charmaine Swanepoel, and Chris Westerhaus.

Calling all Chiefs Fans!!
Discounted Chiefs tickets are available for purchase and will help raise money for PCC Athletics! Each ticket is $33.50 and $10 from each ticket purchased will go to PCC Athletics.

Available Games:
Thursday, August 9: Houston Texans – Game at 7:30 pm
Thursday, August 30: Green Bay Packers – Game at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 7: Jacksonville Jaguars – Game at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, October 21: Cincinnati Bengals – Game at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, November 11: Arizona Cardinals – Game at 12:00 Noon
To Purchase: Go to the link below, choose as many games as you would like to attend. Enter the promo code: PCCBEAVER. For each ticket sold $10 will go to PCC Athletics!
*Seat locations for these discounted tickets will be on a first come, first served basis; within the guidelines their program has set.
*Tickets are only available electronically.
*Once a person(s) purchases from this link, they will be provided a confirmation email with a shareable link to have family and friends sit next to them (based on availability). If the next person buys from the shareable link, $10 from their ticket sales will also go towards PCC Athletics.


Your help is needed!
The Pratt Health Foundation is applying for 70% Kansas Community Service Income Tax Credits this summer.  Part of the application process requires quantifiable pledges from individuals and/or businesses which validate the requested income tax credit amount.  These pledges are submitted with the application before the Pratt Health Foundation’s application can be considered.  We need $250,000 of pledges by July 15th
A successful application gives us the authority to tell the State where we would like our income tax dollars spent.  We are applying for $250,000 which will be used purchase new Orthopedic Surgical equipment (drills, saws, etc.).
If you pay Kansas Income Tax, you can participate in this program.  The easiest way to explain the program is to give an example:
If your Kansas Income tax obligation is $1,000, you have an option.  You can give the same amount to the Foundation and get a 70% tax credit which will go to the PRMC Orthopedic Surgical Power equipment replacement project.  The Foundation will provide the tax forms you will need to get the $700 Kansas Income Tax credit. 
Furthermore, if you itemize on your Federal taxes, you can claim the donation as a charitable gift.  Please consult your tax advisor regarding your tax situation. 
The trick is that pledges are required with the application before the Pratt Health Foundation’s application is approved.  All pledges are contingent on a successful Kansas Community Service Tax Credit application.  If the Community Service application is denied, you do not have to honor your pledge. 
If the Pratt Health Foundation application is successful, there will be tax credits for the 2018 and 2019 tax years.  Any credits that exceed your tax obligation are refunded.  The Community Service donation level must be $250 or more.
Please contact the Pratt Health Foundation office (620-672-6411) if you have any questions or would like to participate. 

Pratt Farmers’ Market
Applications and Guidelines for the 2018 Season are now available at the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce, the Peoples Bank, Pratt Public Library and the K-State Research and Extension Office. Forms are also available by visiting
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!
Open House and Welcome to our new Pratt County Extension Agent Vicki Simonsen
Friday, June 29 – 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Pratt County Extension Office – 824 W. First Street
Stop by and give a big Pratt welcome to Vicki Simonsen, our new Extension Agent. Refreshments will be provided.
Farmer’s Market
Saturday, June 30
Merchants Park
Boat & Kayak Rentals will NOT be available at Pratt County Veterans Memorial Lake on Tuesday, July 3!
American Legion Riders Post 86 Firework Display
Tuesday, July 3 at Dusk
Pratt County Veterans Memorial Lake
Celebrate the 4th of July early with the annual American Legion Riders Post 86 fireworks display! 
Farmer’s Market
Saturday, July 7
Merchants Park
Summer Concert Series presented by the Pratt Public Library
John Woodson’s Leg
Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 pm
Pratt Public Library – 401 S. Jackson
Check the Facebook event page often for the latest information.
Meet the Candidates Forum
Wednesday, July 11
Pratt County Commission Race – 6:00 pm
Kansas House of Representatives, District 113 – 7:00 pm
Pratt Community College – Carpenter Auditorium
Join us as we introduce you to the candidates running for the Pratt County Commission and the Kansas House of Representatives, District 113. Kyle Farmer, Pratt High School Government teacher will be the moderator and is prepared to ask the questions you want answered. If you have a question or a concern, please email them to All questions will be asked anonymously unless you would like otherwise.
Pratt County Commission Race               
David Ward – Incumbent                                
Bill Hlavachick                                                    
Tom Jones          
KS House of Representative, District 113 Candidates  
Greg Lewis – R – Incumbent           
Brett Fairchild – R                                   
David Curtis – D
David Serraut – D
Lanterman Motors is Celebrating 45 Years
Friday, July 13 – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lanterman Motors – 1105 E. First Street
Join Ralph and his team as they celebrate 45 years of doing business in Pratt! Free hamburgers & hot dogs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm!
Jeff Hawkins Basketball Camp
Friday, July 13 – Times vary for age groups
Blythe Family Fitness
This event is for 2nd through 12th grade students looking to work on their bball skills!  Former counselors include Frank Mason III, Devonte Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk to just name a few. To register for this event, visit
Summerfest 2018
Saturday, July 14
Pratt, KS
Hot summer deals throughout town! Register at participating businesses and enter a chance to win over $500 in gift certificates and chamber bucks. We will end the evening with live music at Merchants Park, Mark Graber and Nick Squires will be performing starting at 7:00 pm and then Fiddlin’ Round will take the stage until 10:00 pm so bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy a night under the stars! At 10:00 pm, Southwest Truck Parts will put on a laser light show to end the evening.  
Farmer’s Market – Second Saturday
Saturday, July 14
Merchants Park
Join us in Merchants Park for great homemade, home grown goods and live music!
Young Professionals of Pratt
Monday, July 16 – Social time begins at 5:00 pm; Presentation at 6:00 pm
Uptown Café/Club D’Est
Join the Young Professionals of Pratt (YPP) at the Club D’Est for their first business meeting of the year, and to hear from special guest speaker, Dakota Holtgrieve who will present “Investing 101.”

Members, and those interested in joining, are invited to attend. (There is no cost to attend your first YPP event; however, drinks and dinner are not paid for by YPP.)
To keep up to date on YPP meetings and mixers, like their Facebook page
Workforce ONE
Thursday, July 19 – 12:00 Noon
Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce
Bring your lunch and find out about the programs that are offered through Workforce ONE and meet our new rep, Maria Vela. Did you know that Workforce ONE has programs that are available NOW to help your current workforce? They have programs for employers, job seekers, youth and more! “The Local Area I Workforce Development Board exists to connect employers to a motivated workforce having skills to obtain and maintain meaningful employment throughout its 62-county community.”
Pratt County Fair
Wednesday, July 25 – Saturday, July 28
Pratt County Fairgrounds
The Demo Derby is coming back to Pratt on Friday, July 27! Memberships are $30 and are on sale now from any 4-H member or you can call 620-672-6121.
Free Development Screening – Ages Birth to 5 years
Friday, August 17 – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Pratt ACE Building – 401 S. Hamilton
Areas screened will be: motor, concepts, communication, social and self-help development, vision, and hearing. 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 contact Sandra at 620-672-7500 or email Screening time is typically an hour so please schedule a time around your child’s schedule.
Save the Date!
Saturday, September 22 – Oktoberfest
Thursday, October 4 – Pratt Area Chamber Annual Gala
Friday, October 5 – Saturday, October 6 – 2nd Annual Big Rig Truck Show
Thursday, October 11 – Fall at its Finest – Ladies Night Out
Wednesday, October 31 – Trail of Treats, Trick or Treat Trail & KDWPT event
Saturday, November 17 – Christmas in the Park
Don’t forget Chamber Members, you receive a free listing on our website and on our Facebook page
Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit
Now through July 21, Richard Gwin Photography is on display at the Filley!
Permanent Collection Showcase
North Gallery
Saturday, March 24 – Saturday, September 29
This exhibition highlights pastels and photographs from the Dr. Vernon & Emily “Mimi” Filley Permanent Collection. The exhibition also features new works of art that were recently donated to the museum permanent collection. Several of these pieces have not yet been on display at the museum. The 7 newly accessioned works include: A Lithograph by R.C. Gorman that was donated to the museum in 2017 by Dr. James and Mary Ann Van Blaricum; a bronze sculpture by George Lundeen that was donated to the museum in 2017 by Pratt Glass (LeRoy and Susan Jones); a ceramic vase and bowl by Carol Long that was donated to the museum in 2016 by the Larrison Family and Dough Brehm; a bronze sculpture by Tim Joseph commissioned and donated to the museum by The Shinkle Family in 2015; a spirited gear sculpture by Luis Perez-Aguayo that was donated to the museum in 2018 by Dale Withers; and the Courtyard Iron Gates by Dustin Sypher, which were commissioned and donated to the museum in 2014 by Doug & Kay Knight.
Doug Herren Ceramics
Friday, April 20 through Saturday, July 21
The Doug Herren Ceramics exhibit will be supported 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. This exhibit has also been sponsored in part by PRMC and Sue Peachey Insurance.
Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: School of Rock
Friday, June 29 & Saturday, June 30 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 1 at 2:00 pm
Upcoming Movies:
            Incredibles 2 – July 6-8 & July 13-15
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom – July 20-22
Summer Kids’ Movies
Tuesdays at 12:00 Noon
Free Admission – Doors Open at 11:30
$5 lunch box includes a small pop, popcorn, candy and a hot dog.
Follow their Facebook page to keep up to date!
Pratt Recreation
Looking for some fun family activities? Visit
Club 62 Summer and Fall Schedule
Dodge City Casino – July 23
Field Station: Dinosaurs – August 15
Hutchinson Cosmosphere – September 18
Dodge City Casino – October 23
Dillon Lecture Series Doreen Walsh – November 6
For more information on times and fees, call Susan at 620-450-2184 or email
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 will be NO rentals on Tuesday, July 3

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