The annual downtown sidewalk sales, hamburgers sizzling on the grill, a state baseball tournament, a vendor show, ice cream social, kids' activities and a movie in the park all add up to a Super Saturday in Pratt. There is something going on in town from morning to night this weekend.
"We wanted to play up the full day of activities instead of looking at each one separately," said Jan Scarbrough, executive director of the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce, about the Super Saturday designation.
Sidewalk sales begin at 8 a.m. and continue to 2 p.m. Shoppers need to move beyond the usual three-block downtown to hit them all. Home Lumber, on North Main, will have special deals, inside where it's cool. A Full House and Sassy Sisters, a little south of the core business district, are participating. So is Alco to the west, and out east, Mead Lumber, Aaron's Rent and Lease, Maurices and Walmart will have some kind of extra discount for the day.
The Pratt Fire Department will serve hamburgers on Third Street between Main and the alley, from 11:30 until they're gone.
"Come early and get in line; they don't last long," Scarbrough said.
The Lions Club, located on Fourth Street between Main and Jackson, will give free rides to children their barrel train.
The Chamber of Commerce will hold drawings for $50 in Chamber Bucks at 11:30 and 1:30. Winners do not have to be present.
Epsilon Pi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha will hold its annual Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pratt Municipal Building, with more than 36 vendors.
"A huge part of the day's sale items will come from HCI FUNraising, which has supported Epsilon Pi's philanthropic projects for the past three years," Verneene Forssberg said. "Top quality products will sell at 80 percent below retail and many items are $6."
Vendors will sell crafts, jewelry, kitchen items, cosmetics, health products and much more. Lunch will be available for purchase.
The chapter's special project associated with the Extravaganza will be providing backpacks for area foster children filled with necessary items to help them move forward. The chapter will seek donations to help the children.
The chapter gives an average of $7,000 yearly to various charities, many of which support Pratt area needs, Forssberg said.
The Green Sports Complex will host the state Hap Dumont 12 and under baseball tournament from Friday through Sunday. Nineteen teams are registered, and Recreation Department staff estimated about 750 people will come to town to play, coach, or watch the action. Team packets will include information about restaurants, shopping opportunities, and the availability of the Teen Center for a place to cool off.
The Pratt Gators will play in the tournament.
Page 2 of 2 - The Pratt Young Professionals will host its second annual Movie in the Park, showing the 1991 Peter Pan movie, "Hook" at 9 p.m.
Last year, more than 350 people attended the PYP Movie in the Park, and they're expanding the activities this year, starting with a free community ice cream social and kids' activities at 7 p.m. Activities include face painting, a station where kids can make their own Peter Pan hat and a treasure hunt.
A costume contest will be held at 8:30. Kids are invited to dress as their favorite Peter Pan character to compete for prizes.
The Pratt Young Professionals will sell concessions during the movie to raise money for its semi-annual philanthropy projects.
"I think it's going to be a fun day and a fun evening," Scarbrough summarized.