Mistress of Ceremonies Poison Waters

Meet the Mistress of Ceremonies for the 2019 Celebrity Spelling Bee presented by Fred Meyer. February 20, 2019 at Revolution Hall.

Poison Waters is not just a personality. Poison is an experience!! Whether dressed as Poison Waters or her alter ego Kevin Cook, they are both captivating.

For three decades (exactly 30 years in 2018) Poison has been having tons of FUN entertaining from countless stages throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. She has been coordinating, participating in and hosting an endless docket of benefits, revues and shows for various local, regional and national charities. She has been recognized and rewarded for her community service, raising awareness, and providing entertainment to such charities as Cascade AIDS Project, Dress for Success Oregon, the Make a Wish Foundation, Human Dignity Coalition, Oregon Humane Society and the American Heart Association. Poison has received the Ray C. Snively Award, the Oregon Bears President’s Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Court System, a Hero of  HIV Award and the Red Ribbon Award from the Coalition for AIDS Awareness just to name a few. The booking invitations never stop! Highlights have been appearances with Pink Martini, Storm Large and a recurring role in Oregon Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker. Hundreds of thousands have enjoyed her wit, charm and beauty! When she is not enjoying her time hosting events and fundraisers or traveling the globe, she is the co-hostess at the legendary Darcelle XV Showplace where she has been wildly popular for over 25 years.

Later this Summer marks the 18th year volunteering with summer camps for children whose lives have been affected by HIV, Poison, as Kevin is the Camp Director for Camp KC (Kids Connection).

Whatever the title, event, cause or venue, one thing remains the same: the important bond between Poison Waters and her audience. She will always remain, “the smile on the face of Portland.” www.poisonwaters.com

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