Roanoke Community Events

Kick Off for the Toys 4 Bot-E-Tots Toy Drive Scheduled

by Staff Blogger | September 17th, 2015

At Skolrood Law Firm, many members of our legal staff are avid motorcyclists. In fact, Mark Skolrood rides motorcycles on a regular basis and has done so for almost three decades. This time on the road has shown our team the comradery that can be found in the biking community, as well as the willingness to assist others in need.

These attributes that are found in many Virginia motorcyclists are underscored by the launching of the Toys 4 Bot-E-Tots toy drive that kicks off on Saturday, September 26. The event is set to kick off at 9 a.m. at the VFW building located on U.S. 220 in Fincastle, Virginia.

The fee to enter the drive is a new, unwrapped, packaged toy or $15 per hand. The toy drive isn’t the only event that will be taking place for motorcyclists though. According to The Roanoke Times, the event will also feature a 50/50 raffle with door prizes as well as a pork chop dinner that is being sponsored by the Lord Botetourt High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America. Food can be purchased at a price of $10 per plate.

The event will attract a large volume of motorcyclists from near and far. With so many bikers on the road, there could be an increased chance of accidents occurring. That’s why we ask that you consider our motorcycle safety tips to help prevent collisions from occurring.

Roanoke Police Hosting Event to Increase Traffic Safety Awareness

by Staff Blogger | October 9th, 2014

Crimes and accidents along the Roanoke’s roads are a very serious concern to many citizens of the area. Reports indicate there were a total of 1,128 motor vehicle collisions last year alone. These crashes resulted in 450 injuries, as well as 10 Roanoke car accident fatalities.

These startling statistics have left many residents looking for ways to raise road safety awareness. The Roanoke Police Department (RPD) is addressing these concerns with an event this coming weekend.

WDBJ 7 News reports the RPD will be holding a Crime Prevention and Traffic Safety Day on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Melrose Park. The family friendly event will offer free food, face painting, and games for the kids to play. Child ID kits and child fingerprinting will also be available to attendees.

The event will also be educational and will host several K-9 demonstrations in addition to providing free police car, fire truck, and mobile command unit tours.

The team of Roanoke personal injury lawyers with Skolrood Law Firm recognizes the importance of highway safety. That’s why we encourage you to get out with the whole family this weekend and attend this entertaining and educational event!

Check Ruritans Club Holding 4th Annual Car, Truck, Tractor, and Motorcycle Show This Weekend

by Staff Blogger | June 19th, 2014

Classic and custom vehicles can be enjoyed by the eyes and ears of all. That’s why the Roanoke personal injury attorneys with the Skolrood Law Firm would like to tell you about the Check Ruritan Club’s 4th Annual Car, Truck, Tractor, and Motorcycle Show that is taking place this weekend.

The event will be held this coming Saturday, June 21st, from 10a.m. to 3 p.m. at Check Elementary School’s sports fields. The event will feature a dozens of classic and converted vehicles on display, along with an awards ceremony being held for the top contenders. An article from The Roanoke Times explains the top 25 vehicles in each category—along with a runner-up—will each be given honors at the event.

A number of vendors selling food and other items will be on hand throughout the day as well.

The cost to attend the event is $5 for adults and teens, while children under the age of 12-years-old are allowed to attend at no charge. If it’s raining this Saturday, the event will be moved one week into the future.

While attending car and truck shows can be a great time for the whole family, the large crowds and increased traffic volumes can also raise the chances of being involved in a Roanoke car accident. That’s why the firm urges those planning to attend the show to use extra caution when traveling to and from the show.

New Support Group Forming to Help Locals Grieve

by Staff Blogger | February 27th, 2014

February 27, 2014

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers understand the emotional strain caused by the loss of a loved one, especially when the loss is caused by another person’s negligence. Sometimes, talking to others who have gone through a similar experience can help individuals through the difficult times that follow the death of a loved one.

A Roanoke County couple is offering a new class at First Baptist Church called GriefShare. The program’s leaders lost their son and began attending the support group as members. During their time in the group, they found they enjoyed helping others through the grieving process and became leaders of the group.

Now, they hope to help others through shared experience. The first meeting of the group took place last night, but more events are scheduled to take place. Meetings will take place each week on Monday night from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Similar events take place on a weekly basis at Falling River Baptist Church in Brookneal, Virginia, and Hyland Heights Baptist Church in Rustburg.

Helping others is important to Skolrood Law Firm and we hope raising awareness of these events helps ease the pain and suffering so many citizens are going through due to the loss of a loved one.

Fitness Walk Promotes Heart Health Awareness

by Staff Blogger | February 20th, 2014

February 20, 2014

One of the greatest health concerns Americans face each day is the risk of heart and cardiovascular diseases, which are the number one cause of death in the United States today for men and women.

The Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with Skolrood Law Firm point out that the month of February has been declared American Heart Month to help increase public awareness of heart health.

As part of the event, Caring Hearts Free Clinic of Patrick County is putting on a fitness walk this coming Saturday. The Caring Hearts for Healthy Soles 10K and 3K Fitness Walk is being held at 10 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Community College Stuart site on Johnson Street.

The cost to participate is a $35 registration fee for the 10K event or $15 for the 3K. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in several different categories and the event will conclude with a chili and soup lunch.

Skolrood Law Firm supports living a healthy lifestyle and suggest citizens keep their hearts strong by eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and refraining from smoking or drinking alcohol heavily.

New Movie Raises Awareness of Local Non-profit Organization

by Staff Blogger | February 13th, 2014

February 13, 2014

Giving back to the community we serve is important to the Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with Skolrood Law Firm, and a movie being filmed in the city is going to do just that.

The movie, tentatively titled Crossing Streets, is produced by Alexander Films and is set to being shooting in Roanoke this March. The film centers around the story of a detective and a preacher who solve a crime while touching on the mission of local non-profit organization Straight Street.

The organization focuses on giving teenagers, especially those considered “at-risk”, a safe place to spend their time. A portion of the film’s proceeds will be donated to Straight Street.

Producers are calling for local talent to get involved with the project as well. Casting calls for several roles were held last week at Greene Memorial Church.

Roanoke’s mayor, David Bowers, stated the community is excited about the activity surrounding the film, and they are hopeful the movie will be able to raise awareness about an organization that has touched countless lives in the Roanoke community. The team of attorneys with Skolrood Law firm would like to second that sentiment!