The Miss Kansas Pageant, a state preliminary to Miss America, is happening this weekend in Pratt. I had the privilege of learning about the fun weekend from Kathy Hergenreder; she is the Chairperson of the Pratt Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee and also Owner of Memories, a sweet gift shop located on Main St in Pratt.
Kathy shared the excitement surrounding the pageant, specifically some of the new elements. This year the contestants are able to participate in the sidewalk sale by designing their own shoe that will be placed in one of the shops. The goal of this is to share something about themselves or the platform they support through the design/style of the shoe. Shoppers can visit all the shops the view the shoes and vote on their favorite! The sidewalk sale is a big boost for the businesses on Main Street and the community is always buzzing around this time!
Of course there will still be the parade! If you are able to make the trip you won’t be disappointed. Check the Pratt Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page for more details!