The 1006 Summit Avenue Society is a non-profit fundraising organization dedicated to preserving the grace and beauty of the Minnesota Governor’s Residence. Founded in 1982 by former First Lady Gretchen Quie, the 1006 Summit Avenue Society has donated items to the Minnesota Governor’s Residence totaling more than half a million dollars. Other governor’s residences throughout the country have used our model for fundraising and support successfully. We are proud to be a vital and growing organization. The 1006 mission joins ongoing efforts to sustain the iconic elegance of our state treasure as it welcomes dignitaries and visitors from around the world.
GRAND REOPENING GALA AT THE NEWLY RENOVATED
MINNESOTA GOVEROR'S RESIDENCE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH
8 - 10 PM
DESSERT AND DANCING IN THE GARDENS
The 1006 Society would like to thank Monya Kampa and her wonderful business, Plush Pumpkin, for their donation of over 70 beautiful plush pumpkins to the Residence. They are such a compliment to the colors and the ambiance of this amazing home. Monya made her first Velvet Pumpkin in the fall of 2001, wanting to create a unique Fall table centerpiece that would "Wow" her guests. The response was so overwhelming that her small hobby of making Velvet Pumpkins with real stems for family and friends launched into a business. Plush Pumpkin was officially founded in the Fall of 2002. Thanks to the enthusiasm of all who possess them, she has been able to grow from a kitchen table to a large studio space and, from one store to over 200 throughout the country.
Plush Pumpkin has recently expanded their product line featuring velvet acorns, velvet mushrooms and velvet hearts. They are available for purchase at Ampersand in the Galleria. If you are interested in more information, please visit plushpumpkin.com.
The Society would also like to thank 1006 member Cindy Werner for reaching out to Monya and helping to form this new friendship. Thank you, Cindy!!