Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast October 16, 2020

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast October 16, 2020

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Happy Friday!

It’s almost time for the magic of Lemon Park Lights!
If you or your organization would like to assist with the replacement of bulbs, setting up displays, etc. please contact Deb Goyen at 620-352-0203. Displays will be set up on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, starting at 1:00 pm. If you have a truck, trailer, friends and neighbors, all are welcome!
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!
Circles of Hope Big View Meeting – What is Circles?
Monday, October 26 – 6:00 pm
Meeting will be held via Zoom
After being present in Pratt for nearly five years, many people are familiar with Circles of Hope and, yet, not fully aware of its purpose in the community. The panel for the evening will consist of Circles Leaders, Circle Allies and other volunteers who offer their time and effort to the organization. The panelists will share what Circles means to them from their different perspectives – experiencing poverty, supporting those in poverty and supporting Circles in a variety of ways. Along with this presentation, there will be time for questions.
In this time of COVID-19, Circles of Hope is pleased to be able to offer this Big View through Zoom. Information on how to join the conversation via Zoom and how to submit questions in advance is posted on the Circles of Hope, Pratt County Face book page. ( or contact Kate Cummins (620 388 0647) or Jeanette Siemens (620 770 0233).  The webinar will also be live on the Circles of Hope Face Book page.   Circles of Hope, Pratt County looks forward to you joining us!
Annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet
Wednesday, October 28 – 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Pratt County 4-H Building
Join us as we celebrate the coming of fall with a great community supporting wetland conservation. A dinner consisting of pulled pork & beef and lots of sides begins at 7:00pm, but don’t miss the social, cocktails, and engaging raffles starting at 5:30.It’s an exciting evening, great meal, amazing social and high-end guns, artwork and decor. For tickets or more information contact Brian Arensdorf at 620-388-2371 or Kent Domsch at 620-770-1358.
Trick or Treat Main Street
Friday, October 30 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Downtown Pratt
Trick or Treat on Main Street is a fun event for all Pratt area families! Businesses and community groups will be handing out candy all down Main Street on Friday, October 30th for a fun, safe night of Trick or Treating! A list of participating businesses and groups will be available at the Chamber of Commerce, located at 211 S. Main Street. If your business would like to sign up and be included in this event, please email the Chamber at
17th Annual Halloween Party at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
Friday, October 30 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Education Center – This event will be held outdoors
Children, 6th Grade and younger, along with their parents are invited to trick or treat in their costumes at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism Museum. The museum is located two miles east of Pratt on Highway 54 and approximately one mile south on SE 25th Avenue or south on Hwy 281 to Lake Road then East for 2 ½ miles. In case of rain, goodie bags will be available.
Trick or Treat at Pratt Health & Rehab
Friday, October 30 – 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Pratt Health & Rehab – 1221 Larimer Street
Come Trick or Treat with our residents in our Spooky Room!!
Pratt County Extension Master Gardeners present: Holiday Centerpiece Workshop
Wednesday, November 18 – 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm
Pratt Area 4-H Center – 81 Lake Road
Start your holiday decorating with a piece of fresh greenery that will set your home apart! This workshop will be led by Lynne Moss of The Flower Shoppe. Please bring ribbon scissors and a sturdy set of clippers. Fresh greenery will be availvable, but you are welcome to bring artificial greenery to use if you prefer, all other supplies will be furnished. If you are interested in attending, please call the Extension Office at 620-672-6121 to reserve your spot. Cost is $20 and the class will be limited to 35 participants. No lunch will be served and facemasks will be required for all participants.
Jingle & Mingle – Holiday Open House
Sunday, November 22 – 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Various locations around Pratt
Christmas is in the air and you can never start shopping too soon! Visit area retailers as they open their doors on Sunday, November 22 to give you a sneak peek at the amazing decorations, gifts, and much much more!
Rudolph Run 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, December 5 – 6:00 pm
Dickerson Field in Lemon Park
Come enjoy the Christmas lights and run/walk through Lemon & Sixth Street parks! Pre-register by November 20 for $25 and receive a race shirt. You can also register on race day but you are not guaranteed a race shire. The race will begin and end in Dickerson Field and race packets can be picked up at the registration table beginning at 5:15 pm that evening. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female 13 and older & top male and female 12 and under. Contact Ludi Egging at ludi79@yahoo.ocm or 620-388-1237 if you have questions.


Young Professionals of Pratt
For more information about Young Professionals of Pratt, contact Tanna Fanshier at
Tanna.Fanshier@KS.GOV or visit
YPP is currently taking nominations for the YPP of the Year
November 7 – Time to be determined
Volunteer opportunity with Lemon Park Lights
November 10 at 6:00 pm
Shooter’s Corner
November 19 – Time to be determined
Rotary Club of Pratt Mixer
Vernon Filley Art Museum
Stay tuned for the upcoming 2021 Schedule of Events

Featured Job of the Week
Part Time Office Assistant
New York Life Insurance Company
C.L. Meigs, New York Life Insurance Company is interviewing for a part time position. The job is approximately 25-30 hours per week.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
Filing, organizing, answering the phone, and light housekeeping duties. Good phone communication and people skills are a must! Applicant should have good working computer knowledge and be enthusiastic. Dependability and a willingness to learn is extremely important. We will train the right person.
A background check and fingerprints will need to be completed per company guidelines. Please apply in person at 400 S. Main, Suite 106 or Call Amy for an appointment at 672-5951. In the meantime, you may send your resume to:
Facebook page:

What’s Happening @ Your Library – October 2020
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.
Please notice that we have new procedures in the library. There are signs posted all over the library to inform you of these changes. Things are different.
Please be patient with us as we transition into a new normal.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Closed on Sundays
The Library is currently open to the public for pick up and drop off services, computers are still available but social distancing is being observed and masks are not required but encouraged. Tutoring is also available.
Preschool Activities:
 Virtual Story Time – every Thursday at 10:00 am
Join Miss Lea Ann on Facebook, Instagram YouTube and Pinterest as she sings & reads. Each child who watches will be able to mark a circle on their reading chart.
Kindergarten – 4th Grade Activities:
October 1 – 31 StoryWalk at Lemon Park will run the entire month of September & October! Talk a walk, read the story, then come to the library & take a short quiz to earn a prize.
The Thursday after-school program will look a little different this year, instead of meeting at the library and doing an activity, we will have a take & make craft or activity. If you aren’t able to make it to pick up your kit or miss a week, no problem, kits will be available until they are all gone .
October 22 – Leaf Runbbings
October 29 – Glowing Eyes
Fifth – Twelfth Grade Activities:
The Teen Zone is open.
The computers, gaming systems & iPads are available for use. Masks & social distancing is required.
October 1 – October 31: BINGO will run the whole month of October! Come to the library to register & pick up your BINGO sheet. Or you can follow this link to our FB Event to register & print your own sheet.
Adult Activities:
October 1 – October 31: BINGO will run the whole month of October! Come to the library to register & pick up your BINGO sheet. Or you can follow this link to our FB Event to register & print your own sheet.
Activities for All Ages:
Pumpkin Decorating
Join us on October 19 at 6:00 pm. We will demonstrate 4 non-carving ways to decorate your pumpkins. There is no limit, $5 per pumpkin while supplies last.
FREE Tuturing:
With school starting up again, whether in person or online, you may just need some extra help. We have a team of people ready, willing & able to tutor! Elementary, Middle School, High School or College. No matter the age or grade. Free tutoring is offered to everyone! Talk to Eric Scott Killough today & set up a time for tutoring!


Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit
Limit to 5 customers in the facility at a time
Social distancing will be maintained by anyone entering the museum, masks will be encouraged
Items in the gift shop will be handled by staff only and doors will be propped open wherever possible to avoid touching surfaces
Orders from the gift shop and galleries will still be available online and for curbside pickup, in addition to in-person at the museum!
Jon Swindler
“Traced & Terraced”
Meet the Artist Reception – Friday, October 30 at 6:00 pm
This exhibit will feature a new body of prints, drawings and a site specific installation. The artist will create a number of new works specifically for this exhibition. “Having been raised only miles from the museum, I feel a strong affinity and connection to the surrounding places and people. The flat work will address the landscape and agricultural history of the region. Having been raised on a nearby wheat farm, this experience has continued to shape my practice. I intend to use photographs from a recent trip back to KS as a source for multi-media imagery that will be printed via multiple processes, both hand-pulled and digital. My installation will include materials deriving from my family’s farm. The piles of materials surrounding the buildings of our farm acted as a resource for my father, grandfather and great grandfather for the purpose of repairing, building and inventing various tools and objects as needed. I adopt a similar strategy in my own work. I am interested in highlighting this connection to agrarian and artistic practices through this exhibition.” – Jon Swindler
October’s Monthly Artist Series
Featuring Lisa Perez Miller
Lisa will be showing us her creative process for photography and alcohol inks, which will lead into her November 6th Lunch & Learn Talk.
Ninnescah Art Exhibit
Saturday, January 30th through, April 10th 2021
Call for Entries is now open!
ELIGIBILITY: All artists presently living in Kansas are invited to enter.
Reception, judging, and presentation of Best of Show award: Sat. January 30, 2021 at 6pm Entry fee of $20 must be received prior to October 29, 2020 for your application to be marked complete.
Follow this link for details and to begin the entry process:


Movie @ The Barron
During this time, each Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, the Barron will be offering curbside service of your favorite popcorn, drink, caramel popcorn, cotton candy, candy & pickles. Orders can be placed by pulling into the yellow lined area at the front of the theater or by calling or texting 620-388-5236. For shorter wait times, you may preorder and giving an estimated time of arrival.
Please visit their Facebook or Website to see the CDC guidelines for theaters.
Heaven – It’s not over yet…
This movie is rated PG-13
Friday, October 16 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 17 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 18 @ 2:00 pm
To sponsor a movie or host an event at The Barron, please contact Sheryl White 620-672-1596.

Rolla Rena Skate Center
Check our Facebook page to stay up to date on what’s happening!

Pratt Recreation
Activities are starting to open so check out their Facebook and Webpage.

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