Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast September 21, 2018

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast September 21, 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!
Extension Master Gardener Training
February 6, 2019 – March 27, 2019
Training will be a 8 week long class with a workshop each Wednesday. Registration will be $80 for anyone who signs up before October 1, 2018 and $100 for anyone to sign up after that date. Lots to learn, Basic Botany, Soils, Entomology. Vegetable Garden, Turfgrass, Indoor Gardening, Pesticide Use and much more.Contact the Pratt Extension office 620-672-6121 for more information.
Leadership Cares 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, September 22 – Registration 8:00-8:45 am; Race at 9:00 am
Lemon Park
Help us support our local schools! Proceeds will go to both Pratt USD 382 and Skyline USD 438 to help support educators and students and enable them to purchase necessary supplies and essentials for the school year. Registration forms will be available at the Chamber soon, stay tuned for details!
Wellness Day at Walmart
Saturday, September 22 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Walmart – 2003 E. First St.
Visit the pharmacy at Walmart for Wellness Day!
2nd Annual Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 22 – 5:00 to 10:00 pm
Green Sports Complex
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate and are available by visiting Edward Jones  on the corner of Fourth & Main; Stull, Beverlin, Nicolay & Haas, LLC located at 1320 E. First Street, or the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce located at 211 S. Main Street. Commemorative 35 oz beer steins are also available at those locations and are $25 while supplies last. To keep up to date with the latest Oktoberfest news visit their Facebook page
Out of Reach – Documentary
Sunday, September 30 – 2:00 pm
Barron Theater
Free showing of a short film documentary about a rising high school senior who sets out to uncover the growing problem of teens abusing prescription medicine in his hometown.
Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.
Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala
Thursday, October 4 – Legacy Bank VIP Reception 5:30 pm; Gala begins at 6:00 pm
Pratt County 4-H Building – 81 Lake Road
Join us as we welcome Steve Dickie, Founder and Executive Director of the CharacterWorks Group, a non-profit organization that coaches’ leadership from the inside out.  Steve is also the Character Development Coach for the Wichita State Shockers Men’s Basketball team. He has served in Coach Gregg Marshall‘s program for 7 years and been an important component in seasons that have included 7 straight invitations to the NCAA tournament, 4 Missouri Valley Conference Championships, a trip to the Final Four in 2013, a record breaking ride to 35 straight victories and undefeated regular season in 2014, a run to the Sweet Sixteen in 2015 and NCAA tournament seasons in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Steve has been featured on ESPN and written about in Sports Illustrated and several national and regional publications including the Wichita Eagle, Kansas City Star, Saint Louis Post-Dispatch and the Kansas Leadership Journal.
Sponsorships and tickets are available by calling the Chamber at 672-5501. General admission tickets are $30 and include dinner and drinks. Tickets for the VIP reception and Gala are $50.
Second Annual Hot & Cold Big Rig Truck Show
Saturday, October 6
Corner of Highway 61 and Highway 54
After more than 55 years of experience in the trucking industry, Southwest Truck Parts will host the second annual “Hot & Cold Big Rig Truck Show.” There will be over 20 truck industry vendor displays, a kid’s zone with train rides, sand pit, balloon animals and more; food vendors and end the night with a free concert by the Aaron Woods Band followed by a laser light show and fireworks. For more information visit their Facebook page
Witches & Brew – Ladies Night Out
Thursday, October 11 – 5:00 – 8:30 pm
There will be fun, fashion, refreshments and drawings! The Grand Prize drawing is valued at more than $500 and includes a genius 3-D mammogram screening from Pratt Regional Medical Center. The Family Crisis Center will also be at the Chamber with information on Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Break out your costumes Ladies as we are also having a costume contest that night. Voting will be done online so stop by the Chamber and let John Patton Photography take your picture for contest entry. Prizes will be awarded for the entry with the most votes!
Visit each participating business below, get your activity card, and once it is completed bring it to the Chamber to be entered into the drawing! Sue’s Ultimate Embroidery, maurices, Simply Southwest, Memories, Parsons Jewelry, Vernon Filley Art Museum, Hello Beautiful, Lisa’s Western Wear, Joni’s Stitch by Stitch, PRMC @ The Health Foundation, Cathy’s Closet, Turquoise Ranch, Nex-Tech Wireless, Balloon’s and More, T & W Meat, Signature Style, N’Cahoots Coffee & Shoppe and the Flower Shoppe.
Community Shred Day
Saturday October 13 – 9:00 am to Noon
Credit Union of America 120 W Second
Bring the confidential papers you want shredded for free (limit 4 boxes). Sponsored by Credit Union of America.
Town Hall – Meet the Candidates Forum
Thursday, October 18 – 5:30 pm
Carpenter Auditorium – Pratt Community College
Join us as we meet the candidates running for the Kansas House of Representatives 113th District, incumbent Greg Lewis and democratic candidate, David Curtis and the candidates running for Pratt City Commission, Zach Deeds and Eric Nystrom. If you have questions you would like asked of the candidates, please email them to
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.
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!
Save the Date!
Saturday, September 22 – Oktoberfest
Thursday, October 4 – Pratt Area Chamber Annual Gala
Friday, October 5 – Saturday, October 6 – 2nd Annual Big Rig Truck Show
Thursday, October 11 – Ladies Night Out
Saturday, October 20 – Skyline Schools 2nd Annual “Thunderbirds on the Praire” Car Show
Wednesday, October 31 – Trail of Treats, Trick or Treat Trail & KDWPT event
Tuesday, November 6 – Election Day
Saturday, November 17 – Christmas in the Park
Pratt Community College Performing Arts
2018/2019 Calendar
September 23 @ 2:30 pm – Department Showcase
October 12 & 13 @ 7:30 pm – A Night on Broadway
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
September 22 – Oktoberfest
October 18 – Social Hour at Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill
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 7: Jacksonville Jaguars – Game at 12:00 Noon
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 – September 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
Annual Book Sale
Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 11
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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 Event: Friday, September 28 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
We will be showing the Daniel Tiger Movie “Won’t You Be Our Neighbor”.
Please sign up at the Library to reserve your spot!
Elementary Activities – Kindergarten – Fourth Grade
K-4 Fun @ Your Library: Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
September 27 – Special Guest: Myron Marcotte from Stratica
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
Adult Activities:
Book Discussion Group – Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 pm
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. The discussion will be lead by Valerie Brown-Kuchera, she coordinates seminars and conferences for the Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center. The book will be available for checkout on August 29th!
Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit

Permanent Collection Showcase
North Gallery
Saturday, March 24 – Saturday, September 29
This exhibition highlights pastels and photographs from the Dr. Vernon & Emily “Mimi” Filley Permanent Collection. The exhibition also features new works of art that were recently donated to the museum permanent collection. Several of these pieces have not yet been on display at the museum. The 7 newly accessioned works include: A Lithograph by R.C. Gorman that was donated to the museum in 2017 by Dr. James and Mary Ann Van Blaricum; a bronze sculpture by George Lundeen that was donated to the museum in 2017 by Pratt Glass (LeRoy and Susan Jones); a ceramic vase and bowl by Carol Long that was donated to the museum in 2016 by the Larrison Family and Dough Brehm; a bronze sculpture by Tim Joseph commissioned and donated to the museum by The Shinkle Family in 2015; a spirited gear sculpture by Luis Perez-Aguayo that was donated to the museum in 2018 by Dale Withers; and the Courtyard Iron Gates by Dustin Sypher, which were commissioned and donated to the museum in 2014 by Doug & Kay Knight.
Earth To Table Pottery by Marsha Shrack
South Gallery
Friday, August 3 – Saturday, November 3
Celebration of Growing, Preparing and Serving.
Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: God Bless the Broken Road
Friday, September 21 & Saturday, September 22 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 pm
Next weekend: The Incredibles 2

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.

Gala Tickets – $30
Legacy Bank VIP Reception & Gala – $50
Sponsorships are also available by calling Kim at 672-5501

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