Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast October 30, 2020

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast October 30, 2020

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Happy Friday!


Due to the uptick in COVID numbers in Pratt, the Chamber will be closed to walk-ins and Kim will be working from home. If you need to order Chamber Bucks or get ahold of the Chamber please email   Please continue to wear your masks, social distance when possible and wash your hands frequently. Let’s all do our part to keep our community healthy!

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!
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!
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.
CANCELLED – 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!!
American Legion Post 86 – Halloween Party & Costume Contest
Saturday, October 31 – 9:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight
American Legion Post 86 – 601 E Third Street
Join the American Legion and Cedric Shaw for a night of spooky fun and a Halloween costume contest! There will be three prizes awarded so get dressed up and come out for a great night!
Rock the Vote – Election Day!
Tuesday, November 3
Polls are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
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 3.  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 3 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! 
Pratt Community College Performing Arts presents: USO Show
Sunday, November 8 – 2:30 pm
Carpenter Auditorium
Veterans, Active Military and First Responders please be our guests.
Email Misty @  for reservations. Social distancing and masks are required.
Reservations are required due to seating limitations. Admission is $5.
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!
Pratt Community College Performing Arts presents: Concert of Thankfulness
Sunday, November 22 – 2:30 pm
Carpenter Auditorium
Email Misty @  for reservations. Social distancing and masks are required.
Reservations are required due to seating limitations. Admission is $5.
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 – 1:00 pm
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
Skilled Laborer
Pyles Custom Homes Inc.
Pyles Custom Homes Inc is looking for a full time skilled laborer. For more information on the job description or to schedule an interview, please contact 620-770-0555.
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What’s Happening @ Your Library – October/November 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.
Kid’s Winter Bingo Reading Challenge
November 1 – 30
Children who participate will be able to obtain a free saucer sled. Children will receive a Bingo card and if they read or listen to a book from 5 categories in a row and report their favorite part or something they learned from those 5 books, they will receive a sled. Children can start picking up their Bingo cards November 2 and the Challenge will continue through the end of February. The program is for children ages 3 through 4th grade. Parental consent is required to participate.
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 29 – Glowing Eyes
November 5 – Calligraphy Thank You Card – Kailey Hamm
November 12 – LEGO Challenge – Turkeys (to be built with your own LEGO’s)
November 19 – Thankful Chain
Fifth – Twelfth Grade Activities:
The Teen Zone is open.
The computers, gaming systems & iPads are available for use. Masks & social distancing is required.
Adult Activities:
Author Chat – November 9 at 6:00 pm
Best-selling, award-winning author Kim Vogel Sawyer is highly acclaimed for her “gentle stories of hope.” Readers and reviewers alike are drawn to her books and the life lessons contained within the pages. Kim dreamed of being a writer from her earliest memories, and her little-girl dream came true in 2006 with the release of Waiting for Summer’s Return. Now with over 1.5 million books in print in six different languages, she praises God for blessing her far beyond her imaginings. When Kim isn’t writing, she enjoys traveling with her retired military hubby, quilting, performing in community theater, and spoiling her quiverful of granddarlings.
Activities for All Ages:
Cake Decorating Competition
November 1 – 19
This is open to all ages. It would be a great project to do with your significant other, your kids, your grandkids, your bestie or maybe a whole group of strangers! LOL! Here’s the rules: Participants must use a cake pan checked out from Pratt Public Library. Once your culinary creation is complete, you must submit no less than 5 pictures along with a description. Feel free to begin anytime! You can even do it today! However, the pictures & description must be submitted no later than Thursday, November 19th. This will allow our judges the whole weekend to pick their top 3. The winners will then be announced on Monday, November 23rd. Chamber Bucks, $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd & $25 for 3rd, will be awarded to the winners. Please send your information through FB Messenger or email to Here is the link to the FB event:
            Read for Charity
November 1 – December 15
Every 1,000 pages read = $10 donation to the Angel Tree Program by our business sponsors, The People’s Bank, Stanion Wholesale Electric, Southwest Truck Parts Inc.& Main Street Dental. Enroll @ the library, keep track of your page numbers then turn into the library.
Group Project
November 1 – 13
We will be submitting an entry for the Filley Festival of Trees, Wreaths & Holiday Decorations. We need your help to create ornaments & garland. We will also need help setting it all up @ the Vernon Filley Art Museum on Friday, November 13th. If you have 20 mins or 2 hours, come into the Maker Zone during business hours & help us create! This will be a free exhibit for the community 11/17-1/9. Here is the link to their FB event:
Jingle & Mingle
November 22 – 1:00 to 5:00 pm
We will have 3 holiday projects you can create in the Maker Zone. You can choose to do 1 or all 3 at no charge.
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.
The War with Grandpa
This movie is rated PG
Friday, October 30 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 31 Closed for Halloween
Sunday, November 1 @ 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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