There are hundreds of local men who remember Lance Easton not as a successful grocery store owner, or a long-standing Rotarian and past president of the Haliburton club, but as a Boy Scout leader in Minden. He spent 35 years involved with the scouting movement, a record of community service matched by only a small number of similarly dedicated volunteers. Lance Easton was born in Haliburton in 1926. In 1930 he moved with his family to Minden, where his father started a grocery store. Lance grew up with the business, so it was a natural evolution for him to start his own grocery outlet in Haliburton in 1959. It grew and prospered over the years to become Easton's Red & White, and later Valumart. Eventually Lance sold the business to his son, Mike, but he continued to help out until recently, when he at last retired. Lance joined Haliburton Rotary on July 11, 1963, and remained active in the club until 1990. He served as president in 1969-70. Haliburton Rotary's major project at the time was fund raising toward building a new Red Cross Hospital on the outskirts of Haliburton to replace the old facility across from the Dysart arena. The club pledged $10,000 on May 28, 1970, and met the commitment on September 10 of that year. There was plenty of enthusiasm for Rotary in Lance Easton's year, as evidenced by the fact that the club inducted 15 new members in 1969, growth that has not been equalled since. When he was not busy with the demands of his business or his volunteer work with Boy Scouts, Lance enjoyed fishing, model trains and woodworking, pastimes that help keep him active in retirement. Lance and his wife Marguerite have three children: Mike, Nancy Stinson and Eleanor Shepro. The Eastons continue to reside in Haliburton.