Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast October 19, 2018

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast October 19, 2018

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Happy Friday!

Wednesday night at the Market!
The Farmers’ Market has started a night market! Join them on Wednesday evenings starting at 5:00 pm, through October 31.
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!
Main Street Dental Giveaway “CREST PRO-HEALTH (HD) TOOTHPASTE KIT” which includes fluoride toothpaste for anticavity, antigingivitis and sensitive teeth + whitening gel (6x whitening in 1 week).  Visit the Main Street Dental office at 603 S. Main Street, winner will be notified by phone or text. Ends Oct. 31st!

Winter Freezer Meals
You will leave with ten freezer meals, ready to go! All groceries and necessary supplies will be provided. Please bring a large cooler, box or large bag to transport the meals home.
The cost is $100, payment must be received by Tuesday, October 16, make checks payable to Skyline Schools. Pick up dates are November 8 and 9 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Meals include: easy peasy roast, taco chili, lemon rosemary chicken, maple chicken, sweet potato pork chops, buffalo chicken, ham & bean soup, sweet garlic chicken, cheesesteak sloppy joe and sweet & spicy chicken.  Any questions, please contact Cheri Haskett at 620-388-6673 or Each meal will feed a family of 4-6 people.
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.

Skyline Schools 2nd Annual “Thunderbirds on the Prairie” Car Show
Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Skyline – 20269 US Highway 54
Enjoy a day with lots of great cars, food, silent auction, raffles, kids activities and more! All proceeds go to the Skyline Foundation.
Southwest Fun Night
Friday, October 19 – 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Southwest School
Join the Southwest students for a night of family fun! Various activities throughout the school and lots of great raffles and prizes available.
PCC Men’s Basketball presents Pratt County Jamboree
Saturday, October 20 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Pratt Community College Lesh Arena & Blythe Family Fitness Center
Come out for a day of basketball with the PCC Men’s Basketball team. Other teams will be here as well to showcase their talents. Teams include Pratt Community College, Redlands CC, Northeastern Colorado CC, Garden City CC, Southeast CC, Lamar CC, Allen County CC and OnPoint Prep. Admission is $10, students 12 and under are free!
Skyline Schools 2nd Annual “Thunderbirds on the Prairie” Car Show
Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Skyline – 20269 US Highway 54
Enjoy a day with lots of great cars, food, silent auction, raffles, kids activities and more! All proceeds go to the Skyline Foundation.
Pratt Elks Lodge Annual Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 20 – 4:00 pm
Pratt Elks Lodge – 1103 W. Third Street
Open to the public! German food, music and bierock fundraiser. At 7:00 pm there will be a cornhole tournament, sign up that night.
PCC Wrestling Annual Hog Roast Fundraiser
Saturday, October 20 – 7:00 pm
Pratt Community College Cafeteria
Free dinner and great raffles & silent auction items! Raffle tickets are $20 for 5 or $5 for 1. Silent auction items include a waterfowl hunt in central Kansas, a turner ranch hog hunt and more. RSVP to Ken Kepley at 704-467-3465 or
CANCELLED Purple Purse but Bunco First – Ladies Sunday Funday
Sunday, October 21 – 2:00 pm
Park Hills Country Club – 337 Lake Road
Tickets are $30 and includes snacks and Bunco play. Wear purple and receive a free drink ticket! There will be a silent auction, prizes for Bunco winners and a raffle for an exclusive Serena Williams designed purple purse! Pick up your registration form at the Family Crisis Center located at 401 S. Main Street or at the Chamber. Tickets must be purchased in advance and no later than October 15.
Grand Opening Week!
Tuesday, October 23 – Sunday, October 28
Visit their Facebook page to learn about all the great deals and events!
Special Screening – “Break from the Herd”
Wednesday, October 24 – 7:00 pm
Barron Theatre
Explore the integrity of research, growing healthy soils and conserving natural resources. Q&A with featured Kansas farmer, Gail Fuller, to follow. Admission is $5, students get in free. For more information visit their Facebook page
Biochar – Know it, Make it, Use it
Thursday, October 25 – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Pratt Community College
This workshop is designed for individuals interested in using biochar as a value-added component in composting, gardening, farming, windbreak management, or improving your soils and rangeland.

There is no cost to attend but we do request registration through the ticket link or by calling Pratt County Extension at 620-672-6121. Lunch is provided.

The workshop will cover the basics of biochar, including biochar applications, its effects on soil chemistry, and the difference between traditional charcoal and biochar. Following lunch, a burn demonstration will illustrate the latest in biochar burn techniques.
Meet the Candidate – Laura Kelly
Saturday, October 27 – 12:00 Noon to 1:30 pm
Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce
Stop by the Chamber and chat with Democratic Candidate for Kansas Governor, Laura Kelly. Light refreshments will be served.
Pilot Club Spook Express
Saturday, October 27 – 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Pilot Club Express Train at Sixth Street Park
Join the Pratt Pilot Club for a night of spooktackular fun and don’t miss the Witches Dance happening twice an hour.
Main Street Trick or Treat Trail
Wednesday, October 31 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Downtown Pratt
If you have a business on Main Street and would like to participate please contact Kim Smith at the Pratt Tribune at 672-5511. Cost is $30 and includes advertising in the Tribune, St. John News, Kiowa County Signal, Facebook and digital ads online.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism invite you to their
15th Annual “Wild” Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 31 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Education Center – Museum
Children 6th grade and younger and their parents are invited to trick or treat!
Trail of Treats
Wednesday, October 31 – 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Lemon Park
Not on Main Street but would still like to participate in the Halloween activities? Join the Pratt Ministerial Alliance at Lemon Park for fun, food and lots of candy! To participate, contact Marvin Ewertt at the First United Methodist Church, 672-6473.
Farmer’s Market – Kids Movie Night
Wednesday, October 31 – 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Farmers’ Market
Free kids movie starts at dusk. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, there will be free hot chocolate and $1 snacks will be available.
Volunteers Needed for Christmas Lights set up
Saturday, November 3 – 1:00 pm
Lemon Park
Help create the magic of Lemon Park Lights! Dress warm, bring your friends and enjoy a day in Lemon Park!
Rock the Vote – Election Day
Tuesday, November 6
City Residents vote at the Community Center – 619 N. Main Street
County Residents vote at the Church of Christ – 320 Country Club Road
The Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Committee is sponsoring Free Ride Day in recognition of everyone’s right to vote on Tuesday, November 6. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good. Tis’ but one step more to think one vote will do no harm”. So on November 6 get your free rides with General Public Transportation by calling 620-672-7811. Let’s get out there and rock the vote! You do not need to vote to receive a free ride that day, however you will get a cool sticker if you do!
Charting the LifeCourse Event
Tuesday, November 6 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Pratt Public Library – West Auditorium
Participants will learn how to have conversations with individuals and families about a vision for a good life and how to achieve it using the Charting the LifeCourse framework. They will explore how the life domanin helps plot a trajectory towards a successful life, across the lifespan. This is a free event for the community, however seating is limited so please RSVP to reserve your spot by calling Tasha or Linda at 620-672-9600. Limited scholarships are also available to help with travel costs.
Friday, November 9 – 7:30 pm
Liberty Middle School Auditorium
A comedy about Social Media presented by LMS Middle School students. Suggested donation of $5.
Save the Date!
Wednesday, October 31 – Trail of Treats, Trick or Treat Trail & KDWPT event
Tuesday, November 6 – Election Day
Saturday, November 17 – Christmas in the Park
Saturday, November 17 – Epsilon Pi’s Holiday Hustle 5K Details coming soon!!
Wednesdays, Feb. 6 – March 27 – Extension Master Gardener Training
Pratt Community College Performing Arts
2018/2019 Calendar
October 22 @7:30 pm – Choral Concert
November 11 @ 2:30 pm – USO Show
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
November 19 – YPP Speaker Series – “So You Want to Run a Business”
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
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:
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.
Don’t forget Chamber Members, you receive a free listing on our website and on our Facebook page
What’s Happening @ Your Library –October 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: 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
Special Events:
Friday, October 19 – 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Sue DeWeese and her alpaca, Little Dude – Please call the library to reserve your spot.
Elementary Activities – Kindergarten – Fourth Grade
K-4 Fun @ Your Library: Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
October 25 0 Special Guest: Pam Martin from Kansas Wetlands Education Center with Halloween Critters
October 31 – Trick or Treat Trail – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
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
Derese’s Birthday & Halloween Party
Thursday, October 25 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm
There will be a costume contest, Halloween themed snacks & games at the Blythe Family Fitness Center followed by a movie. Sign up in the Teen Zone!
Adult Activities:
Read for Charity
October 15 – November 30
Every 1,000 pages read = $10 to the Angel Tree Program by our business sponsors
Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm
Things I’ve Been Silent About – by Azar Nafisi. Discussion led by Ann Briney, the book will be available for check out on September 25.
Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit

Art Classes are Now Open for Registration!
 Our next session will run from September 20, 2018 to February 28, 2019
Scholarships Available. To register for classes go to:
North Gallery
Ninnescah Art Exhibit
October 5, 2018 – April 13, 2019
This exhibition has been sponsored in part by Taylor Printing & Pratt Family Practice
Earth To Table Pottery by Marsha Shrack
South Gallery
Friday, August 3 – Saturday, November 3
Celebration of Growing, Preparing and Serving.
This exhibit has been sponsored in part by Kanza Cooperative Association and C.L.Meigs and Associates New York Life
Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: Little Women
Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 21 @ 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 –

Club 62 Summer and Fall Schedule
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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