The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities received a $6,000 grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation, to support outreach events for students and senior citizens.
"We do all that we can to give money back to the communities that we serve," said David Essex, Xcel Community Services Director. "The four areas we provide grants for are education, environment, arts and culture and community development."
The grant is part of a $185,000 grant funding provided to nonprofit agencies working in towns and cities served by Xcel Energy in the Texas and New Mexico Service areas. according to an Xcel press release.
Eight eastern and southeastern New Mexico nonprofit groups split $44,500 in grants from the Xcel Energy Foundation, according to the release.
The groups receiving the money focus on art, culture and environmental outreach and education, according to the release.
Accepting the check from Essex at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium, on behalf of the QCAH was secretary Audrey Wiegel and board member Aaron Kennedy.
"The council puts on a series of shows during the year at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium," Wiegel said. "The shows are aimed to provide arts to the community.
One of the shows put on by the council is the Mariachi Christmas, which will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium.