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Sometimes there are things about a fellow that you just can't ignore, especially if you're the sergeant-at-arms for Haliburton Rotary. In the case of Ken Langdon, it's his hair - and not a lack of it. In the recent years Ken has probably paid more money in fines for maintaining a studied look of unkemptness than Preston Manning paid for his infamous clip. It's all in good fun, of course, but there's also a serious side to Ken Langdon the Rotarian. Along with his wife Marion he's been a dedicated supporter of the youth exchange programme, giving huge amounts of time at both the club and district level. The Langdon's have welcomed 11 of the past 15 exchange students into their home, a remarkably generous involvement with international service. Ken Langdon was born in Stratford, Ontario in 1934. He began his working career in a family sand and gravel business. In 1964 he came to Haliburton to purchase Black's Home Hardware, and he has remained in the hardware business ever since. He joined Haliburton Rotary in 1964, serving as president in 1978-79. His year was the first in which the club focussed strongly on international service. In that regard, a donation of $2000 was made to the Salvation Army to provide library facilities for a complex in Singapore. Other donations that year included $3000 to the Five Counties Treatment Centre in Peterborough, and $1000 to the Guild of Fine Arts to purchase furniture. As well as hosting visiting students, Ken Langdon's commitment to the international student exchange programme also has included serving on the district exchange committee. He continues to be actively involved in that important aspect of the Haliburton club's service. Ken received the Fred Jones award in 1982-83, and by June 30, 1993, he had accumulated 22 years of perfect attendance. Ken continues to be involved in Haliburton Home Hardware, although his son Raymond has assumed much of the day-to-day management responsibility. In his free time he enjoys golf, boating, family activities, and travel. Ken and his wife Marian have three children: Raymond, Caroline and Elizabeth, and reside on Lake Kashagawigamog.