Lexington firefighters shop with kids in need


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- People shopping in Hamburg Saturday may have seen several fire engines outside Meijer, but do not worry. There was no fire.

Instead, the firefighters were taking kids shopping for school clothes.

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It was the annual shop with firefighters day. School teachers identify children ages 12 and under that come from families that need a little extra help.

When the child comes to Meijer, they grab a cookie, a cart, and a firefighter, and go shopping for their favorite clothes and shoes. The fire department donates $100 to each kid.

Firefighters say the community does so much for them, and this is just one way of giving back.

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Veronica Jean Seltzer joins ABC 36 as Anchor/Reporter. On most weekdays, you will see her reporting the news. VJ hails from a small horse farm outside New York City and most recently comes from South Bend, Indiana where she reported for the CBS and Fox affiliates. VJ holds a Master of Science in Journalism degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University. Her passion for journalism runs deep. It began as she studied graffiti as an ancient form of communication in Athens, Greece. While a student journalist in Morocco, she learned her most important journalistic lesson: good stories are about people. VJ loves life in and around Lexington. She feels most at home among horses and a diverse community of fascinating people. She enjoys reporting during the week and on the weekend she strives to bring her neighbors the news that matters most to them. VJ enjoys going to neighborhood events, exploring, horseback riding, skiing, sailing, and good movies. Look for her out and about in the community! VJ invites you to reach out to her with story ideas or just to say hello! Find her on Facebook at Veronica Jean Seltzer ABC 36, tweet her @VJS_ABC36, or email her at VSeltzer@wtvq.com. She looks forward to hearing from you!