Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast November 30, 2018

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast November 30, 2018

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Happy Friday!


The Skyline FFA Chapter will be collecting gently used coats, hats and gloves. Items can be dropped off in the commons area or the multipurpose area at Skyline Schools. All donations will go to those in need in Pratt County. Donations will be accepted until
Saturday, December 8.

Toys for Tots
Pratt County Toys for Tots is now accepting requests for assistance. If you would like to request toys for your child ages 0-18, visit the local website at click request a toy under Give & Receive, click on Family Toy Request Form and complete the online application. A Toys for Tots representative will then contact you.

If you would like to donate a new, unwrapped toy, please visit the website above and click on Toy Drop Offs to find a collection site.
For more information on Pratt County Toys for Tots, contact Jason Leslie at 620-672-2257 or
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!
Lion’s Club Annual Drawing
Tickets available from any Lion’s Club member or you can pick them up at the Chamber. Tickets are $1 a piece or 6 for $5. Lots of great gifts and prizes including a side of beef donated by Xtra Factors & Pratt Feeders, processing by T&W Meats. Drawing will be held the second Wednesday of December.
Every Monday
Pratt Elks Lodge – 1103 W. Third Street
Early bird games begin at 6:30 and regular bingo starts at 7:00 pm.
Retirement Reception for Rochelle Westerhaus
Friday, November 30 – 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Pratt Public Library
Join us as we help Rochelle celebrate her retirement! There will be
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting – Credit Union of America      
Friday, November 30 – 10:30 am
Credit Union of America – 120 W Second Street
Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Credit Union of America! Refreshments will be served.
Gamma Beta Christmas Craft Fair and Vendor Show
Saturday, December 1 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Municipal Building – 117 W Third Street
Lunch will be served by Richland 4-H group. And don’t forget the Cookie Room to the right when you come in the front door. Come early for good selection. We will hold your cookies until 11 AM while you shop the craft show. Proceeds from the cookie sale go to the Cardona Family – please help us help them.
Affinity in Christ with Krystle Dauner
Saturday, December 1 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Barron Theatre – 313 S Main
Do you need a new start? Come find renewal and hope through worship, testimony and teaching. Admission is $5
“Sweet” Christmas Happening
Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
Come and enjoy special desserts and singing by the Sweet Adelines!
Celebrate World Soil Day with a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for the Greenback Garden
Wednesday, December 5 – 2:00 pm
Southwest School – 1100 W Eighth
Come celebrate World Soil Day and the dedication of the Greenback Garden at Southwest Elementary School! A project that was just a dream in 2017 is now coming to life. Enjoy a short ceremony to announce the opening of the garden and dedication to the soil on World Soil Day!
Shelter Fundamentals Class
Thursday, December 6
Pratt Community Center – 619 N Main Street
This training for Pratt County and Surrounding County Agencies (Non-Government and Government partners) it is sponsored by Pratt County Emergency Management, and Central and Western Kansas Chapter of the American Red Cross. Please register by email to: or contact Sarah at 620-655-2251 for more information. The target audience includes all agencies that provide assistance during disaster recovery-including non-government organizations, community groups, charities, faith based organizations, and all levels of government – city, county and state. Shelter Fundamentals is a basic level course that introduces the guidelines and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster. Referencing shelter checklists, participants will work on a case study that takes them through four of the six phases of the sheltering cycle.
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting – Hearing Life
Friday, December 7 – 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Hearing Life – 118 S Main Street
Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting for Hearing Life! Refreshments will be served.
BTI Christmas Open House
Friday, December 7 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
BTI Pratt – 18 NW 30th Street
The community is welcome to come out and get their pictures taken with Santa!  There will be refreshments, snacks and all kinds of freebies!

Christmas at the Barron Opry Style
Saturday, December 8 – 2:00 pm
Barron Theater
Featuring Lane Haas, Rick Schiff, Wendy Monroe, Steve Dargel, Chaniell Blundell and more! Santa is set to make an appearance as well!! Advance tickets are available by contacting Sheryl White at 672-1596, suggested donation of $5.

Second Saturday – Indoor Winter Market
Saturday, December 8 – 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Municipal Building – 117 W Third Street
Join us in the warmth of the Municipal Building for the Indoor Winter Market! Free coffee!!
Cultivator Arts Art Walk
Thursday, December 13 – 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Visit the Vernon Filley Art Museum, the Pratt Public Library and the Parrish Lofts lobby to view various artists. After viewing the art, head down to the Club D’Est, Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill and/or the Parrish Café for live music!
Christmas Open House at the Pratt County Historical Society Museum
Sunday, December 16 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Pratt County Historical Society Museum – 208 S Ninnescah
The public is invited to enjoy the magic of Christmas at the Pratt County Historical Society Museum. There will be live music and refreshments, admission is free!
Pratt Community College Performing Arts
2018/2019 Calendar
December 7 & 8 @ 7:30 pm & December 9 @ 2:30 pm – A Christmas Carol
February 10 @ 6:30 pm – Valentine Dinner & Show $15 per person
March 8 & 9 @ 7:30 pm – The Addams Family
April 28 @ 2:30 pm – Finale Show
May 3 & 4 @ 7:30 pm – Spring Play (TBD)
Young Professionals of Pratt
2018/2019 Calendar of Events
December 18 – Christmas Mixer at the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce
January 21 – Bi-Annual Business Meeting & YPP Speaker Series “Let’s Talk Lawyers”
February 19 – Social Hour at Legend’s Pub & Grill
March 18 – “Your Personal Brand Workshop”
April 18 – Executive Committee Elections & General Information Meeting
May 20 – YPP Speaker Series “When Women Lead”
June 18 – Social Hour at Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill
For more information about Young Professionals of Pratt, contact Scott Goodheart at
620-450-2000 or visit
Don’t forget Chamber Members, you receive a free listing on our website and on our Facebook page
What’s Happening @ Your Library –December 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
Closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25
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 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
                        December 6 – Christmas Wreath
                        December 13 – LEGO Day
                        December 20 – Electronic Petting Zoo
                        December 27 – Christmas Break – No Class
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
Movie Night
December 7 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm
                        Drink and popcorn provided.
            Adult Activities:
Giant Potholder
Tuesday, December 4 – 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Hubbard will lead us as we sew giant potholders. You must bring your own sewing machine. All other supplies will be provided. $5 per person. Limit of 7 people. You must sign up in advance. Contact the library to secure your spot.
Book Discussion Group
No book discussion this month. Suzan Patton will be leading Books & Dames in January, February & March.
Pratt Public Library presents: The Makerspace
A makerspace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring & sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools. The maker mindset is one of creating something out of nothing & exploring your own interests. These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art & math (STEAM). Makerspaces are also fostering entrepreneurship & are being utilized as incubators for business startups. The Maker Zone @ Pratt Public Library is open to all ages Monday-Wednesday 10 am-5 pm. After hours crafting class are also held on many Tuesday nights. We have a variety of maker equipment including Circuit die cut machines, soldering iron, sewing machine, binding machine, jewelry making supplies, yarn, scrapbooking supplies, hot glue guns, cardboard, LEGOs & art supplies. Our staff is available to assist in creating, finding supplies & brainstorming.
Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit
North Gallery
Ninnescah Art Exhibit
October 5, 2018 – April 13, 2019
This exhibition has been sponsored in part by Taylor Printing & Pratt Family Practice
The Annual Filley Festival of Trees, Wreaths and Decorations
November 14 – January 4, 2019
Reception and Drawing – Friday, December 14
Free Admission thanks to our generous sponsors:
Bolen Office Supply, Pratt Energy, Maydew Thibault Optometry and The Peoples Bank
Music at the Museum
First three Fridays in December
 Take the rush out of the holidays: please bring your own lunch and stop by the art museum
from 11:30 to 1:30 to enjoy holiday music by community members
Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: The Grinch
Friday, November 30 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 1 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 2 @ 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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