Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast September 25, 2020

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast September 25, 2020

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Health clinics, fire departments, schools, even roads and highways….the census can shape many different aspects of our community!

Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets and so much more!

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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!
2020 Business Survey
The Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce would like to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete the survey which will help us serve you better!
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!
Pilot Club Train
Saturday & Sundays
6:00 to 8:30 pm
Join the fun at Sixth Street Park every Saturday & Sunday from 6:00 to 8:30 pm as the Pilot Club runs the train
Community Shred Day presented by Credit Union of America
Saturday, September 26 – 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Credit Union of America – 120 W Second Street
Shredding truck will be in the old Alco parking lot.
The community is invited to this FREE event! There is a limit of 4 boxes per individual!
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

Young Professionals of Pratt
For more information about Young Professionals of Pratt, contact Tanna Fanshier at
Tanna.Fanshier@KS.GOV or visit
Thursday, October 1 at 5:30
Club D’est
Swing by after work and catch up with your favorite young professionals around town for this laid-back social! Feel free to bring guests!
Stay tuned for the upcoming 2021 Schedule of Events


Featured Job of the Week
Grant Writer
Pratt Regional Medical Center
Pratt Regional Medical Center is the lead organization and recipient of a $200,000 federal opioid prevention planning grant awarded to the newly formed Ninnescah Opioid and Workforce (NOW) Coalition by the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP). The NOW Coalition covers six counties (Barber, Comanche, Harper, Kiowa, Pratt and Stafford counties). The planning grant will provide the funds needed to make strategic plans to address opioid and alcohol abuse in the NOW service area. The process will include a Community Needs Assessment Surveys, Gap Analysis and a review of opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use disorder (SUD) data. The data analysis is aimed at discovering opportunities and gaps in OUD/SUD prevention, treatment (including MAT), and recovery services within the NOW coalition area. Applications are now being accepted for a NOW Coalition, Project Director. This position will be employed by PRMC, and will dedicate 1 FTE toward this grant program for 18 months commencing September 2020 and concluding on February 28, 2022. Click direct link below to apply!
Facebook page:

What’s Happening @ Your Library – September 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 as she sings & reads. Each child who watches will be able to mark a circle on their reading chart.
Kindergarten – 4th Grade Activities:
September 1 – 30 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 .
September 24 – Two Ingredient Playdough
Fifth – Twelfth Grade Activities:
The Teen Zone is open.
The computers, gaming systems & iPads are available for use. Masks & social distancing is required.
September 1 – October 31: BINGO will run the whole month of September as well as 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:
September 1 – October 31: BINGO will run the whole month of September as well as 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:
Travelers Series
Join us 3 Mondays in a row at 6 pm. There will be pictures & souvenirs. We will meet in the main room to allow space for social distancing.
September 28: Louise Pelzl will share about her trip to Kenya.

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
New Monthly Artist Feature Video Series:
September features Local Oil Painting Artist Gracie Bronson. Check in with our social platforms and website to see her video breadcrumbs each week – every Friday of the Month! There will be 4 videos total
*Friday, September 25th at 2:30pm – VIDEO #4
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.
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Friday, September 25 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 26 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 27 @ 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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