Flamingo King Don Featherstone, with his wife, Nancy, signs one of his plastic progeny for a future fan Aug. 29 at Tower City Center in Cleveland. Don Featherstone created the first plastic pink flamingo for Union Products Inc. of Leominster, Mass., in 1957. Since becoming an icon of sorts for his whimsical lawn ornament, Featherstone is able to cash in on his celebrity for charitable causes. He signs flamingos at $5 a pop, raising money for the Cleveland Fr ee Clinic. His appearance was sponsored by the All Wound Up toy store at the downtown shopping center as part of a grand opening celebration. Featherstone said he does about four such events each year. Other recent flamingo fund-ra isers include benefits for an art museum in San Antonio and the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.
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