Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Twin Lakes Liquors recently raised over $600 for the Leitchfield Shop with a Firefighter program. Pictured: Twin Lakes Liquors Manager Edie Swift, second from left, presents the donation to Leitchfield firefighter Derrick Lasley, far right. Also pictured, from left are Twin Lakes Liquors Owner James Conder, Twin Lakes Liquors employee Melissa Portman, Leitchfield firefighters Roy Hack and Olivia Duvall, and Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

Twin Lakes Liquors recently raised over $600 for the Leitchfield Shop with a Firefighter program. Pictured: Twin Lakes Liquors Manager Edie Swift, second from left, presents the donation to Leitchfield firefighter Derrick Lasley, far right. Also pictured, from left are Twin Lakes Liquors Owner James Conder, Twin Lakes Liquors employee Melissa Portman, Leitchfield firefighters Roy Hack and Olivia Duvall, and Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall.

The Leitchfield Fire Department received a donation of more than $600 from local business Twin Lakes Liquors this week to shop for needy children this holiday season.

Twin Lakes Liquors employees saved all of their tips from June through Dec. 3 to contribute to the Leitchfield Fire Department's Shop with a Firefighter program, and, on Monday, the business announced the total funds raised for the cause.

Twin Lakes Liquors Manager Edie Swift said her employees raised a total of $650, which, according to Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall, will allow firefighters to shop for six children in need.

"All of us ladies here, we're moms, so giving the kids a Christmas means a lot," said Swift. "We would hate the thought of a kid waking up at Christmas not having anything."

Duvall said that, as of Monday, the fire department will be shopping for clothes, food, and other items for 16 children in need this holiday season. Through Shop with a Firefighter, the Leitchfield Fire Department will purchase items and deliver them on Christmas Eve.

The names of children in need are provided by Barbara Allen, of the Grayson County Schools Family Resource Center.

Leitchfield firefighter Olivia Duvall said the LFD is appreciative that Twin Lakes Liquors' employees donated their own tips to the fire department's cause when they could have kept the money for themselves, and the LFD is also appreciative that the local business donated to them out of the many other organizations and programs providing services to needy children this time of year.

"We'd like to thank our patrons for their contributions to our cause," said Swift, who added that Twin Lakes Liquors looks to hold this fundraiser annually moving forward.