Poison Waters and Friends Host Camp KC Fundraiser--This Sunday!

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By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly
Quick reminder: of all the many goings-on we've written about this weekend, one warrants its own quick mention here on our blog. This Sunday, Poison Waters and Friends host a benefit show that will raise money for Cascade AIDS Project's lakeside summer camp for HIV/Aids-affected children. (Now called Camp KC--Kid's Connection.) It's an (early) evening of entertainment, and the city's finest (and most generous) entertainers and live singers will all come together for this important cause. In addition to the performances, you'll be able to enter raffles and win some pretty fantastic prizes. (Poison also promises a surprise announcement and video launch.) On the docket: Poison, obviously, Alexis Campbell Starr, Bolivia Carmichaels, Maria Peters Lake, Meesha Peru--and many, many more. Check out the invite here for the full list of queens and crooners. That's a show, people. From the headliner herself--Poison had this to say about Sunday's festivities: "Sunday is all about fun, generosity and celebration. My commitment to CAP and excitement around my new position as Director of Camp KC (Kids' Connection!) and the reveal of our new "look" will all be celebrated in my 2nd home, Darcelle's. The talented live singers and fabulous drag queens who've all donated their time and the community partners who've come through with raffle donations humble me and honor CAP with their participation! Raising money is great, raising awareness and earning the continued support of the community is everything!" It sure is everything, precious angel. Here's your added incentive: the raffle packages include donations from Nike, McMenamin's, Portland Monthly, Darcelle XV, Live 95.5, Michael & Ani, St. Germain, Laurelwood Brewing, Peacock After Dark, Cupcake Jones, and Lakewood Theatre. Whew! Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each. Have you ever been to one of these benefits? Or Hot Chocolate? Hint: get there early, it's sure to sell out. You don't want to be stuck on any rainy sidewalks trying to listen through that thick wooden door. The entertainment alone is worth the cover--helping children affected by HIV/AIDS is simply a do-gooding bonus. Right? Right. We'll see you at the show! Sunday, 5:30pm, Darcelle's, 208 NW Third. $20--a portion of which is tax-deductible. Check out CAP's site for more information. BlogTail_DanielBorgen