Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast March 16, 2018

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast March 16, 2018

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Happy Friday!


Customer Service Awards!
We often hear about bad service, well it’s time to start rewarding good service! If you have received great customer service please let us know at the Chamber. We would like to start giving a monthly award to a person and their business for great customer service but we need YOU to tell us about your experience. Please send us an email and tell us so we can start rewarding our customer service rock stars!
KD&J Cleaners of St. John will be picking up and delivering dry cleaning every Wednesday at Sue’s Ultimate Embroidery, 206 S. Main.
Pratt Regional Medical Center & Pratt County Health Department
Community Health Needs Assessment Survey
By taking a few minutes to complete these questions, you will help us identify the most important health needs in our community.
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.
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!
Every Monday
Pratt Elks Lodge – 1103 W. Third Street
Early bird games begin at 6:30 and regular bingo starts at 7:00 pm, food options available!
Grief Support Group
Second Monday of each month
Hilltop Manor – 403 S. Valley Street, Cunningham
There is no registration fee. If you would like more information about the meetings, visit their Facebook page at
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
Friday, March 16 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus – 1223 N. Main
Fish, coleslaw, potato dish, vegetable, bread, pickles, condiments, tea, coffee and dessert!
Keep Calm and Go Bald!
Pratt City Fire Annual Pancake Feed
Saturday, March 17 – 4:00 pm
Pratt Municipal Building
The pancake & sausage feed begins at 4:00 pm followed by head shaving at 4:30 along with live entertainment! Guests can register with a $10 donation at the event to have their heads shaved as well. All donations go directly to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Pratt Youth Core Ministries – St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser
Saturday, March 17 – 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Parrish Cafe

The proceeds of this event will go to the Pratt Youth Core Ministries Ireland trip in May 2019. Corned beef & cabbage with potatoes and carrots, dessert and beverage. Suggested donation is $10.00. 

Adult Skate Night
Saturday, March 17 – 10:00 pm to 1:00 am
Rolla Rena Skate Center

ID REQUIRED  $10.00 cover charge. Includes free fountain drinks Make plans to attend, get your friends together for a fun retro night for skaters and non-skaters.
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry – LAST ONE!
Friday, March 23 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus – 1223 N. Main
Fish, coleslaw, potato dish, vegetable, bread, pickles, condiments, tea, coffee and dessert!
Coffee with 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Barnett
Saturday, March 24 – 7:30 to 8:00 am
Parrish Café – Corner of Fourth & Jackson
Join us at the Parrish Café as we welcome 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Barnett. Free coffee will be available and Christy will have her yummy breakfast options for purchase.  To find out more about Mr. Barnett and his vision for Kansas come visit with him on the 24th or visit his website
Coffee with Representative Greg Lewis & Senator Mary Jo Taylor
Saturday, March 24 – 8:00 to 10:00 am
Parrish Café – Corner of Fourth & Jackson
Join us at the Parrish Café as we welcome Representative Lewis & Senator Taylor to Pratt for updates on what’s happening in Topeka. Free coffee will be available and Christy will have her yummy breakfast options for purchase.
Pilot Club Annual Chicken Noodle Dinner
Monday, March 26 – 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Pratt Municipal Building
Tickets are $5 for children 12 and under, $7 for adults and $6 for 3 cups of chicken & noodles to go! Tickets are available from any Pilot Club member or at Sue’s Ultimate Embroidery.

Annual Storm Identification and Spotter Training
Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm
Pratt Community Center – 619 N. Main Street

Annual Storm Identification and Spotter Training presented by the Dodge City National Weather Service Office. Free and open to anyone wanting to learn more about severe identification and safety.
Retirement Open House for Tom Jones
Friday, March 30 – 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Cooper Tire of Pratt – 1202 E. First Street
After 40 years in the tire business, Tom has decided to go fishin’ instead of wishin’! Join Cooper Tire as they wish Tom a great retirement by either stopping by or sending Tom a card. Refreshments will be served.
Spring Photography Workshops
Saturday, April 7 – Meet your Camera & Making your Image
Saturday, April 14 – Photoshop for Photographers & More Fun with Photoshop
For more information and to sign up visit:
Miss America Serves Day
5K Glow Run with Miranda Flemming Miss Butler County 2018
Saturday, April 7
Lemon Park
Registration starts at 6:30 pm, race begins at 7:30 pm. Cost is $16 before March 24 and $20 afterwards. All proceeds will go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information visit the Facebook page:
Judgement House presents: 59 Minutes
Saturday, April 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Sunday, April 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 11 from 6:30  to 9:30 pm
First Christian Church – 123 N. Ninnescah
Take the tour and see how real life choices and real life consequences impact the last 59 minutes of a person’s life. For tour reservations or to be a part of the show, contact John Ford at 620-388-5998.
Prairie Independent Living Resource Center and South Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative present:
Wednesday, April 11 – 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Pratt County 4-H Building
There will be interactive booths supported by area businesses, interview sessions, lunch, a dress for success presentation from Maurices and Miss Kansas will be our guest speaker. There will be over a hundred students in attendance from over seven county schools.
“What Works” – Free Workshop for Artists of all disciplines
Thursday, April 12 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Vernon Filley Art Museum
Free Developmental Screenings – Birth to 5 years old
Friday, April 13 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Pratt Ace Building – 401 S. Hamilton Street
 Areas screened will be motor, concepts, communication, social and self-help development, vision and hearing. If you are interested in enrolling your child in preschool this fall, you child needs to attend! 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 your appointment, call 672-7500. Sponsored by South Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative, Arrowhead West Inc, Horizons Mental Health, Pratt County Health Department, USD 382 and USD 438.

Pratt Community College’s 30th Annual Scholarship Auction 
Friday, April 13 – 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Pratt Community College – Lesh Arena

“Celebrate our Past and Build our Future”
The auction will be part of other historical celebrations for PCC this year. The college will be marking the 80 year anniversary of the founding of the institution as well as the 50 year anniversary for the dedication of our main campus.If you would like to donate items for the auction, be involved as a sponsor or attend the event you can contact Barry Fisher at or call his office, 620-450-2179.

All proceeds go to our scholarship fund in support of students. Hope to see you in the Beaver Dome on the PCC Campus April 13.
Indoor Winter Market
Saturday, April 14 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Pratt Community Center – 619 N. Main Street
Jams, jellies, crocheted items, home base businesses and more! Coffee & goodies served by N’Cahoots Coffee & Shoppe
Pratt Community College Annual Duck Race
Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 pm
Jack Ewing Park
First place wins $1,000! Ducks are available for purchase until 5:30 pm, day of the race! $10 for 1 duck, $20 for 3! The first 100 people at the park will receive an extra duck FREE!! Call the PCC Athletic Office at 620-450-2155 or email to get your ducks today!
Walk for Hope 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk hosted by
South Central Kansas Special Education Cooperation
Saturday, May 5 – Race begins at 9:00 am
Pratt High School Track
It’s a community race for all ages! Kids 12 and Under – $10; Adults – $15; 4 Member Team – $50
For more information, call the SCKSEC Office at 620-672-7500 or email
Don’t forget Chamber Members, you receive a free listing on our website and on our Facebook page
What’s Happening @ Your Library –March 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 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
March 22 – No Class – Spring Break
March 29 – Special Guest
Teen Activities – Fifth – Twelfth Grades
Teen Zone: Open Monday-Thursday 10:00a.m.-6:30p.m, Friday & Saturday 10:00a.m.-5:30p.m.
Books, graphic novels, audio books, gaming systems, laptops, & crafts always available. iPads, available by request.
Craft Bar:
Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday supplies will be set out on the bar in the Teen Zone to create with
Teen Activities:
March 16 – St. Patrick Celebration 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Adult Activities
Adult Paint Nights
            Tuesday March 20 at 7:00 pm – Please call to reserve your spot
Books & Dames – Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm
                        “Little Lies Everywhere” by Celeste Ng – Led by Suzan Patton

Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit
Friday, January 12 – Saturday, April 14
Michael Jilg & Leon Staab – A guest exhibition highlightins exube3rant flower images through the work and photographers Michael Jilg & Leon Staab.
40% of sales from this exhibit will be donated as part of a fundraiser for the Filley Museum.
Exhibition sponsored in part by:
Stull, Beverlin, Nicolay & Haas, LLC and Southwest Truck Parts, Inc.
Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: Black Panther
Friday, March 16 @ 7:00 pm & Saturday, March 17 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 pm

Pratt Recreation
Looking for some fun family activities? Visit
Support our local student athletes!
For a complete list of sports & activities visit:

  • USD 382 – or
  • USD 438 –
  • Pratt Community College –

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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