Friday, August 11, 2017

KidzforKids Show

Super excited to announce the 1st confirmation for our 
Special Guest Talent Show Judge

A huge thank you to 
Melissa Douty 
internationally touring professional comedian, based out of Salem, VA. 
Melissa brings her unique, authentic comedy to every show; encompassing fans of all ages and quickly making a name for herself. Very personable with an almost ‘Aw, shucks’ delivery, Melissa‘s comedy is sort of like that really smooth liquor that is so easy to drink and then hits you like a sledgehammer out of nowhere!

Thank you Melissa~

Keep watching for the next confirmations from some very special people~

Sunday, July 30, 2017

We could use your help!!!!

July 30, 3017

My name is Lora and I own and operate Promote Commotion. I promote Small Business Owners and also do local events for different causes in the Roanoke Valley.

I have an event coming up on Sunday September 17th called #KidzforKids which will benefit Carilion Children's. It will involve children coming together for the kids who need a little extra smile. Each child donates a toy for the hospital to use for those special times when a child is upset, scared or in the hospital on special holidays.

This is the 3rd time I have organized some type of fundraiser for this cause, and I will also tell you it is my final retirement event. Meaning, you will never have to hear from me again asking for a donation, your support or help.

I have kids doing talent, modeling in a fashion show, vendors of all kinds and will have a 50/50 raffle so far.

I want to do raffle baskets which I need donations for. I also want to do trophies for the winners of the talent show. I am seeking pets to #walk4thekidz and would love to add this to the event. I am reaching out to get characters to show for the kids. If we can not get Mugsy, McGruff or others, I would like to have someone dress as any type of fun character. I also want to include face painting, craft tables, and other fun things for the kids and taking suggestions or partners for this event.

Little Green Hive is our venue Sponsor so our event will take place at 16 West Markeplace. Now I just need donations for raffles, Sponsors, Volunteers, Characters, face painters, balloon artists, magicians and special guest judges and Emcee.

If by any chance you care to help in any way, we would love to have you.
Once again, I will never be asking again. This is my retirement event and I want it to be the best it can be, but I do need help. Your help. All participating in any way will be acknowledged at the event, on the event pages, my blogs, my Promote Commotion page and more.

I will be more than happy to pick up donations, or they can be mailed to
Promote Commotion
406 Riverland Rd
Roanoke, VA 24014

If you would like to take part as a guest judge, emcee, character or any other offer, please feel free to contact me on Facebook on the Promote Commotion page or Lora Manning Trout. You can also email me at

Thank you for taking time to read this, and if you are taking part in any way, Thank you. IF assured, I will not bother you again. Thanks to all who have helped me in the past with events, or with this one. It has been a great 30 + years and it is because of people like you who have helped me raise money for many groups, organizations and people. Thank you for that.

Lora Trout

Monday, July 24, 2017

#KidzforKids benefits Carilion Children's

We are planning a fun day of #KidzforKids.
Having children model and do talent for us.
It all will benefit Carilion Children's

There are many ways to take part.
We need kids with talent.
Any type of talent.
We would love to have pets for a Pet Fashion Show too
Vendors will be there as well as other fun things for the kids

We have many opportunities for those who wish to volunteer to help us out too
I would love to partner with someone or have some help in planning, getting raffle donations and overall help.

Want to take part. Click the tabs and register and see more.
You can also contact me on the 
Promote Commotion FB page or 

Thanks in advance

KidzforKids Show

KidzforKids Show Super excited to announce the 1st confirmation for our  Special Guest Talent Show Judge A huge thank you to  Melissa Douty ...