This August will mark the one year anniversary of Stan’s death. We have only put out our Christmas newsletter since then, and at the time we had no words. In truth, we still don’t, but as Stan not only was our close friend but a founding member of Holly’s Place, we want to recognize him. We wanted to recognize his contributions in life as well, at one of our big events, but he declined being in the spotlight every time.

Many Kentuckians know Stan for his voice-overs in radio and television and his big, big voice. But in the animal world he was known for his big, big heart. His influence on animal welfare in Kentucky cannot be overstated. He worked behind the scenes, with and through many groups, for many years before our group ever existed. But without Stan’s guidance Holly’s Place may never have existed, and the hundreds of animals we have helped might never have been rescued.