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Richard's Pond

This page is dedicated to Richard Guccini. The Snowman Cam would not have been possible without his love, dedication and support for many years.

Check this page often for updates on the planning and construction of Richard's Pond. We will post pictures as well as recognize everyone that contributes to make Richard's Pond possible.

Thank you for your help and support.

Prefer to pay by check? Please send payment to:

Ken Borton - P.O. Box 888 Gaylord, Michigan 49734

Please note on your check or envelope that it is for Richard's Pond

On behalf of the wildlife...Thank You!

Richard Guccini

5-26-18 Update: WaterPaw www.waterpaw.net is coming out next Thursday to do a site survey and give us options and pricing.

5-31-18 WaterPaw had to reschedule to Saturday, June 2nd at 4:30.

5-31-18 Almost $5000 has been raised so far. Thank you!

6-1-18 Over $5000 has been raised for Richard's Pond!

6-2-18 Received an estimate of $15-18,000 from www.waterpaw.net to build a bear resistant wildlife pond.

6-4-18 Total raised to date is $5710.

6-5-18 Total raised to date is $6110.

6-6-18 Total raised to date $6245.

6-7-18 Total raised to date $6835.

6-8-18 www.bluestarlandscapesupply.com is the company where we are getting the granite boulders. They just offered to deliver the boulders for free. Can you help up fill the truck? They can haul 13 tons at a time. We have 6 tons ordered so far.

6-8-18 Total raised to date $7110.

6-11-18 Total raised to date $7635. We are getting close to the halfway mark!

6-11-18 We are now at 10 tons of granite. We only need three more tons to fill this truck. Can you help fill this truck? It will be delivered this Friday June 15th. After that we will need about 8 more tons to complete the pond. www.bluestarlandscapesupply.com

6-12-18 Total raised to date $8820. We are just over half way there! The truck is full for this Friday. We will need about another half a truckload to complete the pond. Thank you for all of your generous donations.

6-15-18 Total raised to date $10,680. The truck with 13 tons of boulders will be delivered today.

6-25-18 Total raised to date $11,255. We still need another half truckload of boulders to complete the pond.

6-27-18 Total raised to date $11, 505. MissDig came out today to mark the underground wires. We found out the electric service runs right through the center of where the pond will be. We will be getting an estimate for the cost to move the wires.

6-30-18 After checking with the power company, it will be less expensive to move the pond slightly back. The view of the pond will still be good.

7-1-18 Waterpaw was able to get substantial discounts from their supplier www.aquascapeinc.com for Richard's Pond. Thank you to Waterpaw and Aquascape for helping us make Richard's dream a reality.

7-4-18 Happy Independence Day! The total raised so far is $11,625. We are getting very close to having the funds we need.

7-7-18 $11,700 raised so far. Be sure to like Waterpaw on Facebook to follow the progress.

7-11-18 $11,755 raised so far. Brenda and I will match all donations from now until August 1st. Please help if you can.

7-18-18 $12,845 raised so far. We are only $2155 away from having all the funds needed to complete the pond.

7-19-18 Total raised to date is $14,075. We are almost there! Will you help put us over the top?

7-21-18 Total raised to date is $14,221. We are only $779 away from hitting our need! Can you help us reach the finish line?

7-22-18 Total raised to date is $14,401. Only $599 needed to pay for the pond!

7-23-18 Total raised to date is $14,561. Only $439 to go. Can you put us over the top?

7-25-18 Total raised to date is $15,695! Thanks to many gererous folks from around the world we have hit our goal! Words alone cannot express our gratitiude and appreciation for each and every one of you. You have all made Richard's dream a reality. The construction will begin August 7th and is expected to take three days to complete. Any additional funds raised for this project will help with the cost of maintenance, plaque with names of contributors, lighting, benches, memorial marker, landscaping, flagpole and misc.

7-26-18 Total raised to date is $16,245. The additional amount will really help with misc expenses. Thank you!




Thank you to the following people for your financial help to build Richard's Pond

Patty Majzoub - Joplin MO.
Claudia Obermueller Manheim, Germany
Jacques Pilon & Karen Arbour- Elliot Lake Canada
Rob & Cindy Downs - Toledo, OH
Tansy Phillips -West Sussex, England
Audrey Titchen - Liverpool, England
Sam & Judy Brankel - Clare, MI
Charlene Shipman - Southgate, MI
Richard & Debbie Swaney - Vienna, IL
Debbie Parrish
JoAnn Suggs - Lamont, FL
Susan & Robert McKay - Oatlands, NSW, Australia, in Memory of Mavis Atha
Susan Stepputtis - St. Clairsville, OH
Faye Raines - Myrtle Beach, SC
Sherry Sanderson - Stuart, FL
Werner & Anne Riesenmey Larvik, Norway
David & Gina Randall - Rochester Hills, MI
Elke & Juergen Jagnow - Germany
George & Vaso Collins - Troy, MI
Chiristine Jowdy - Tampa, FL
Connie McGinley - Viera, FL
Lynn Suits - Ann Arbor, MI
Norm Fisher - Temperance, MI
Damien and Julie Crane - Alton, U.K.
Carol Goggans - Alabama
Bryan Sprin - N. Texas
Carole Pickering - Hertfordshire, UK.
Carol Laughbaum - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Edson C. Kurose - Los Angeles, CA
James & Linda Taylor - Manning, SC
Denise Kubitski - Elmira, MI
Audrey Golden - Apex, NC
Deena Duke - Archdale, NC
Bill Coffman - Sierra Vista, AZ
Dean & Linda Kerste - Monroe, MI
Kathy Espinoza - Grand Rapids, MI
Ann Williams - Orlando, FL
Jean Aiken - Arden, NC
Claudia Richards - Lake Orion, MI
Joyce Horrar - Louisville, KY
Mary Ann Moody - Harrison Twp, MI
Jim & Terry Porter - Hobe Sound, FL
Laura Boykin - Kalamazoo, MI
Michael Miroux - Moline, IL
Pat Guccini - Troy, MI
Bobby & Judy Graff - Troy, MI
Dimitri Papanichola - Royal Oak, MI
Dennis & Linda Jaskot - Maybee, MI
Jack & Pat Taylor - Washington, MI
Robert Daub - Mays Landing, NJ
Tom & Betty Mueller - Lakeland, FL
Tom & Barbara Whiteside - Clarksville, IN
Jack and Bonnie Marsh - Jonesville, MI
Gail Schultz - Catawissa, PA
Patricia Sype - Port Huron, MI
Mark Artinian & Gina Willson - Beverly Hills, MI
Allen Barlow - Midland, MI
The Rauckis Family - Birmingham, MI
The Banish Family - Royal Oak, MI
Patricia Wooldridge - Lynchburg, VA
Robert and Catherine Waple North Lanarkshire, U.K.
Herbert & Joan Cheshire - North Olmsted, OH
Ann Williams - Orlando, FL
Gerald & Rita Studzinski - Peru, IL
Dave & Judy Milligan - Coshocton, OH
JoAnn & Willie Munro - Rochester, MI
Anonymous - PA
Tom and Dee Cramer - Lakeview, MI
Leon and Amy Rossow
Mark & Aimee Adamski - Macomb, MI
Russell Odette - Elk Rapids, MI
In Memory of Bruce J. Robinson, Mary Lou Robinson (LuLu), Massillon OH
Sharon Butler - Sherwood, AR
Kris & Barni Grabowski - Grosse Pointe, MI
Larry & Jean Dick - Cypress, TX
Ellen Jones - Tuscaloosa, AL
Mike & Laura Lowe - West Lafayette, OH
Mike & Tree Merwin - Taylors, SC
David & Judy McCann - Springfield, MO
Federick & Barbara Driver - Southfield, MI
Mike & Deb Thomas - Hanover, PA
Steve & Wendy Shelley - Mc Kinney, TX
Carol & Jerry Jones - Clarkston, MI
Norm, Anne & Danielle Allen - Jacksonville, Fl
Fred, Tammy & Erin Letourneau - Allen Park, MI
Roy and Carol Dinino - Chesterfield Twp, MI
Mary Anne & Dan Morelli - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Brittny Rubin -
David Fullerton - Herriman, UT
Judith Heinss - Mesick, MI
Grit Sadewasser - Ahrenburg, Germany
Lisa Amundrud -
Don & Joyce Barber - Allegan, MI
James and Denise Skiiba - Lake Orion, MI
Mary Jane Schaaf - Wheaton, IL
Anonymous - Hickory, NC
Stephanie Vittoria - Washington, D.C.
Deonna Woolard - Lanexa, VA
Doris Lowe - West Lafayette, OH
Nancy Mastoras - Dublin, CA
Thomas & Paula Seward - Coshocton, OH
Patricia & Jim Mc Neff - Wixom, MI
Steve & Sandy Bera - Troy, MI
Pat Fairhurst - Merseyside, England
Dennis & Debbie Walsh - Wentzville, MO
Jackie Bluemlein - Lakeside Park, KY
Susan Domeika - Riley IN
Eve Butler - Miami, FL
Luba Trachur - Warren, MI
Mariya Cherewick - Roseville, MI
Ami & Nancy Dahl - Grand Blanc, MI
Karen Sleno - Flushing, MI
Tony Gandolfi - Flushing, MI
Neil & Chris Williams - Harrison TWP, MI
Lori & Tom Wojcieshowski - Utica, IL
Faye & Moe Holden - Holly, MI
Linda & Don Leonard Sr. - Manistique, MI
The Jasmin Family - Fayette, MI
Ryan Guertin - Ottawa, Ontario, CA
Barb & Dennis Johnson - Royal Oak, MI
Jim & Pat Troglio - Chillicothe, IL
Antoinette, Tony & Maria Lombardo - Canton, MI
Dionne Smith - Detroit, MI
Angeline Troglio & Family - Mark, IL
Anonymous
Julie & Jim Lofquist - Royal Oak, MI
William & Diana Keefe - Berkley, MI
Gladys & Leo Artinian - Farmington Hills, MI
Alice Olczak-Wilson - Lockport, NY
Mary & Tom Raguso - Harrison Twp., MI
Darlene Gadzala - Johannesburg, MI in memory of Jeffrey Gadzala
Kathy Lubanski - Royal Oak, MI
Ona Mournighan - Kansas City, MO
Kelton & Patricia Cake - Gasport, NY
Jim Stinger - Durand, MI
Concettina Miller - Clinton Twp, MI
Shelly Eddins - Clinton Twp., MI
Holly Denocour - White Lake, MI
Judy Banik - Roanoke, VA
Charlie Ramirez - Findlay, OH
Amanda Cadwell - South Haven, MI
Mick & Jerri Medved - Waterford, MI
Stephen & Janet Seward - Coshocton , OH
Fred & Pat Gandolfi - Linden, MI
Manfred Ständer - Germany
Cathryne Falk
Kathleen Sullivan - Tampa, FL
Karen Barden - Linden, TN
Dennis D Reiter - Fort Wayne, IN
Sam & Nancy Simpson - Royal Oak, MI
Al & Lois M. Duchene - Charleston, SC
Chatroom Friends - Around the World
100/442/MIS GoForBroke.org
Mary Ritter - Georgia
Moceri Family Landscaping - Grosse Pointe
Matthew Horvath - Berkley, MI
Neil Buehrer - Sand Creek, MI
Ione Cuff - Yuma, AZ
Jean Guccini - Royal Oak, MI
Gale and Anna Tabor - Elsie, MI
Kevin and Barb Folger - East Leroy, MI
Donna Rock - Sunray, TX
Debbie Sikes - Eutawville, SC
Jeff and Melody Petrul - Livonia, MI
David Bellrose - Lompoc, CA
Simon Harris - Guildford, England
Vivienne Francis - Northhamptonshire, U.K.
Denise Elaine - Warren, OH
Ed & Doris Harrison - Spring Grove, PA
Phyllis Brunetti - Mays Landing, NJ
Marie Lynn Martin - Dayton, OH
Kevin Tourneur - Birmingham, MI
Claudia Perry - Lansing, MI
Cindy Olsen - Shelby Twp, MI
Darlene & Bill Clark - Chicopee, MA
Donald Braun - Pensacola, FL
Colleen Locke - Livonia, MI
Sally Gordier - Afton, MI
Chris Ferris - Salina, KS
Mat & Diane Dunaskiss - Lake Orion, MI
Dennis & Jamee Booth in Memory of Seth Beasley - Semmes, AL
Thomas Miller - Saginaw, MI
Richard & Louise Rosin - Manchester, NJ
Jackie Christy - Liberty Center, OH
Linda Taylor - Manning, SC
Susan McKay - Oatlands NSW Australia
Douglas & Dawn Dean - Lake City, IA
Ellie Coates - Richmond, KY
Eddie & Ellie Cragg - Thurso, U.K.
Michael Dearden - Cheshire, U.K.
Pauline Mitten - Holbury Southhampton, England
SadieMae - Buffalo, NY
Jack Aumann - Gaylord, MI
Ken and Brenda Borton - Gaylord, MI
Stella Siow - Singapore
Jim & Joyce Bandy - Greenwood, IN
Steve & Joni Zaborowski - Canton, MI
Ruth Spunky Harper - Elkview, WV
Mark Schlachter - Ada, OH
Debby & David Luotonen - Birmingham, MI
Karen Collett - Austin, TX
Bob & Ann Schumann - Mullica Hill, NJ
Mary Ann Mikulski - Kingston, NY
Becky Amos - Harbor City, CA
Danny Watson - Gaylord, MI
Judy and Lynn Utley - San Antonio, TX
Sylvia Etheridge - West Sussex, England
Dennis & Tanya Stumpf - Mendon, OH
Marian Pein - Idaho Falls, ID
Danita Smith - Olmsted TWP, OH
Winston & Jill McKellar - Scottsdale, AZ
Larry & Nancy Morelli - Royal Oak, MI
Joan Petrill - Flushing, MI
Donna F. Whigham - West Columbia, SC
Janice Rogers - Florence, SC
Roger & Martina Boyle - Mount Carmel, PA
Janice White - Sherman, IL
Judy Owen - Traverse City, MI
Ben Miloro - Marietta, GA
Kathy Broughton - St. Petersburg, FL
Cecilia Chase - South San Francisco, CA
Murray P. Duffy & Linda Pitts - Dearborn, MI
Marilyn Wittmaier - St Louis, MO
Don & Debbie Bevier - Garden City, MI
Sherry L. Smith - Findlay, OH
Deborah Doyle - Rochester Hills, MI
Pat Porter - Ontario, Canada
Bruce & Marsha Rufer - South Bend, IN
Mike and Mags Hardy - Castleford, U.K.
Susan Stepputtis - St. Clairsville, OH
Rebecca Parsons - Lenoir, NC
Gwendolyn Conarton - Lansing, MI
Todd & Stacy Formanczyk - Gaylord, MI
David & Kristen Austin - Boyne City, MI
Steve & Pat Anderson - Rochester Hills, MI
Paul & Rubye Lockwood - Greer, SC
Jeff & Ginger Shankman - Oswego, IL
Vicariously Alaskan - Northwest Missouri
Cindy Sexton - Eugene, OR
Marion & Chris Norris - LaGrande, OR
Tom & Liz - Prairie Village, KS
Sharon Webster - Lincoln Park, MI
John Price - Flint, MI
Michael & Carolyn Wilczynski - Clinton Twp, MI
Charlene Burk - Grand Ledge, MI
Sophie Trader - Jefferson, PA
Kathryn Ross - Levittown, PA
Diana Peake - Shelby Twp, MI
Demetra Bright
Linda A Kordsmeier in memory of CW4 Patrick W. Kordsmeier
Manfred and Elke Ständer—Windsbach—Germany
Dedicated to Claire Olds, PA
Dedicated to Mason Olds, PA
 
     
     

 

Round Decal for mounting to an outside surface.

Richard designed the logo

Official Snowman Cam Ornaments are 2 1/2 inches tall. They are part of the Snowman Cam Collection designed and handcrafted by Richard Guccini. Made in USA.

Richard's Snowman Ornaments. (sold out)

One of Richard's models of Woody

One of Richard's models of Woody

Richard modeling one of his t-shirts

Richard modeling one of his t-shirts

Boulders for Richard's Pond came from Blue Star

Boulders for Richard's Pond came from Blue Star

1st load of boulders delivered today. 6-15-18

1st load of boulders delivered today. 6-15-18


Some of Richard's contributions to the Snowman Cam

Operated the store. Handled everything. Designing, ordering, building, storing, shipping, customer service...everything.

Built the Snowman that you see on the cam today. Also built two additional snowmen as spares.

Richard was Santa Claus at Christmas time and talked with the children in the Snowman Cam voice chat.

Moterated the chatroom. Made sure the chat was alway family friendly. Dealt firmly and fairly with people when needed.

Started triva on Friday nights, then added Sunday afternoons so our friends across the pond and in different time zones could play.

Helped build the pond on the other side of the house. Came every year to help clean it. Always wanted to move it to in front of the cam.

Created the bear contest so people could guess when the first bear of the season would arrive every year. Awarded prizes.

Put together a calendar every year as a fundraiser for wildlife food to help get them through the winter.

Was always coming up with ideas to help raise money to purchase food for the wildlife and help with the expenses of the site and cam.

Called Ken almost everyday and sometimes many times per day to discuss ideas to make the site more enjoyable for people.

Built and shipped the little model Woodys and bears to help fund the site.

Created and shipped the Christmas cards showing the four seasons of the cam.

Was a constant cheerleader and promoter of the Snowman Cam wherever he traveled.

These are only some of the things Richard did to make the Snowman Cam such an enjoyable and family friendly community.

Richard is dearly missed by those who knew him or were touched by him. Rest in peace our dear friend. We will build your pond.

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 



 

 


 

 

 

 


 

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