Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast June 8, 2018

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast June 8, 2018

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Happy Friday!

Mead Lumber in Pratt is under new management!
Jon Launchbaugh has assumed the position of manager as of May 16th. Jon and his family have resided in Pratt for 21 years. His wife Pam recently retired from the First National Bank, they have a son, Carson, who is employed at BTI Pratt. Jon has spent many years in a lumber yard in northwest Kansas. From there, Jon has been in sales within the industry with Rounds & Porter, Mid Am Building Supply, Woodwork Manufacturing, Case Supply and most recently Stanion Wholesale Electric Co., Inc. Please stop by Mead Lumber and get acquainted with Jon!
Check out our new Hot Deals page at Chamber members can post for free as often as you need! Remember to shop local when possible!
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!
2018 Miss Kansas Pageant Tickets
You can purchase tickets by visiting
or by visiting the Miss Kansas website at
Miss Kansas Competition tickets may be purchased in the Miss Kansas Pageant Office during pageant week.
Preliminaries – Wednesday, June 6 & Thursday, June 7
Miss Kansas Parade – Friday, June 8 – 6:00 pm Downtown Pratt
Finals – Saturday, June 9
Art & Music Walk
Friday, June 8 – 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Downtown Pratt
Look for the banners outside businesses all along Main Street!
Ice Cream Social & Humble Pie Pizza at the Barron
Friday, June 8 – 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Barron Theatre – Youth Core Ministries
Join Youth Core for some homemade ice cream and Humble Pie pizza! Come early before it runs out! J
Miss Kansas Contestants Signing Party
Friday, June 8 – 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Municipal Building
Come support your favorite contestant and get her autograph and picture!
Miss Kansas Parade
Friday, June 8 at 6:00 pm
Parade starts at Main and Second Street
Second Saturday at the Pratt Farmers Market
Saturday, June 9
Merchants Park – Corner of Fourth & Main
Follow the Pratt Farmers Market on Facebook to keep up to date on vendors and times!
Pratt Musical Expressions
Sunday, June 10 at 4:00 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church – 218 N. Main Street
Come out for a wonderful afternoon of music! Featuring Dan Spears, trumpet; Deborah Nasca, soprano, Don Buhler, clarinet; Duane Hanks, piano; Kent Moore, baritone and Nancy Kerr, cello.
Bike Across Kansas is coming to Pratt on Monday June 11!
Be on the lookout for over 700 bicycles as they stay the night in Pratt for the evening!
Meet & Greet with Representative Greg Lewis and Senator Mary Jo Taylor
Monday, June 11 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce
Representative Lewis and Senator Taylor will be here to discuss the outcomes of this year’s legislative session. They will be available for one on one conversations from 4:30 to 5:30 and will speak to the group at 5:30. Please join us to stay up to date on the happenings in Topeka.
City Wide Garage Sale Mania!
Saturday, June 16 – 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Pratt, KS
We had an overwhelming response and had over 60 people sign up to host a garage sale! There are a wide variety of items available all over town!  Visit our website for the mobile map and list of the addresses!  
Summer Concert Series presented by the Pratt Public Library
Lane Haas Band
Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 pm
Pratt Public Library – 401 S. Jackson
Check the Facebook event page often for the latest information.
2018 Hot & Cold Classic – Disc Golf Tournament Presented by Dynamic Discs
Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24
May Dennis Park
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! 
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.
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
We are finalizing the details for this fun day in Pratt! There will be some hot summer sales around town and we will end the day with live music by some great local groups and a laser light show provided by Southwest Truck Parts at Merchants’ Park.
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 go on sale May 27th, make sure to get yours!
Don’t forget Chamber Members, you receive a free listing on our website and on our Facebook page
What’s Happening @ Your Library – June 2018
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 – Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed on Sundays
Preschool Activities
Story Time: Mondays & Thursdays from 10:00 -10:45 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.
June 14 – Lego Day
June 21 – Fossils with Danielle Feist, Ks Oil & Gas Museum
June 28 – Exploration Place 
Teen Activities – Fifth – Twelfth Grades
Teen Zone: Open Monday-Saturday 10:00a.m.- 12:00 p.m,
Books, graphic novels, audio books, gaming systems, laptops, & crafts always available. iPads, available by request.
Teen Activities:
June 12 – Rock Painting
June 19 – Jeff Mashaw with FSBC – Everyone can Sing!
June 26 – Music Art
            Adult Activities
                        Local Food Lecture Series
                                    Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm
Jessica Gnad – Pratt Farmer’s Market Grant Coordinator & Ellen Mohler – Mulberry Lane Greenhouse, Garden Center & Farm. “Local Choices & Community Health”
            Family Activities
                        Summer Reading Registration Begins
June 1st, there is a program for all ages! There will be an area next to the front desk for you to fill out your registration forms. Please ask any librarian for help or more information.
Friday Family Films
Every Friday from June 8 through June 29 at 12:15 pm in the auditorium.
Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Library for more information.

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!
Monday, June 11
Special Hours 1:00 to 7:00 pm
Bike Across Kansas will be in town that evening so the museum will be open to support this important event in our area!
Regular admission fees – Members & Participants with badges will be admitted free
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: Show Dogs
Special Showing Friday at 1:00 pm
Concessions open Friday 12:00 Noon to 9:00 pm
Friday, June 8 @ 7:30 pm & Saturday, June 9 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 pm

Pratt Recreation
Looking for some fun family activities? Visit
Club 62 Summer and Fall Schedule
Stearman Field Bar & Grill and Infinity Art Class – June 21
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.

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