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Altrusa chapter receives international award

The Tucumcari chapter of the Altrusa International organization recently won an international award for its efforts in providing literacy products to local teachers.

The chapter’s “Love & Literacy in the Time of COVID” project gave $200 scholarships to six teachers to acquire products to promote literacy in Quay County schools amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project won the international Letha H. Brown Literacy Award, along with $100 for the chapter.

According to the Letha Brown award application, about 300 Quay County students benefited from the literacy materials in the classroom and that teachers were “grateful” for the opportunity.

It is the second international award the Tucumcari Altrusa chapter has won. The first was for its efforts to build a helipad at Trigg Memorial Hospital about 20 years ago.

“Altrusa just has great ladies to work with,” said chapter president Janie Hoffman said of her fellow Altrusa members.

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