Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast October 2, 2020

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast October 2, 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!
Southwest Truck Parts – Big Rig Truck Show
Saturday, October 3 – 11:00 am – 10:00 pm – Convoy around Pratt begins at 10:00 am
NE Corner of Highway 54 & Highway 61
There will be a convoy down Main Street at 10:00 am then head out to the corner of highways 54 & 61 for a great day of family friendly events! There will be raffles, food vendors and more. The free concert starts at 6:30 pm followed by a laser light show and fireworks! All donations and money raised stays local!
Pratt Community College Wrestling Team – Hog Roast Fundraiser
Saturday, October 10 – 7:00 pm
American Legion Post 86 – 601 E Third Street
Join the PCC Wrestling Team for a great night food & friends! There will be raffles and an auction including hunts in Kansas and Oklahoma. RSVP to Ken Kepley at or by calling 704-467-3465
Fall at its Finest – Ladies Night Out
Thursday, October 15 – 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Mark your calendars Ladies!  This year you have more chances to win! You can enter once a day Monday, October 12 – Thursday, October 15th by visiting participating stores. Must be 21 to enter! We will pick the winners live on Friday, October 16 at 12:00 Noon on our Facebook page! We will be giving away over $500 in gift certificates and prizes!
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
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
Stay tuned for the upcoming 2021 Schedule of Events

Featured Job of the Week
Operator Helper – Electric Department
City of Pratt
The City of Pratt is now accepting applications for an Operator Helper for the Electric Department. Starting pay is $12.10 to $20.00 per hour, dependent on experience, plus benefits. Requires shift work. Applications may be obtained at or at City Hall; 619 S. Main. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
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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 1 – Milk Jug Masks
October 8 – LEGO Challenge – Making SpidersTops (to be built with your own LEGOS)
October 15 – Halloween Scavenger Hunt-Return for a prize!
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 5, 12, and 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!
Lunch & Learn with Sue Godwin
Friday, October 2 – 12:00 Noon
Join Sue Godwin, acrylic landscape artist, for lunch and conversation! Bring your own brown bag lunch, there will be limited distance seating as well as online viewing access.
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 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.
This movie is rated R for violence based on a true story of faith.
Friday, October 2 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 3 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 4 @ 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.

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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