Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that is relieved to say we understand the difference between a lunch and luncheon.We were struggling a bit earlier this week with this topic, but thanks to our faithful readers it is perfectly clear. Here’s what they had to say.Ruth Drew, of Wildernest, writes, “When I meet a friend(s) for lunch, it’s just that – lunch. I would never refer to it as a luncheon.”When I think of a ‘luncheon,’ I think of a large group of people gathering together to eat lunch and participate in something other than eating food, such as listening to speeches, being entertained or some sort of presentation is involved. And usually it’s a group of people with common interests such as a group of volunteers (volunteer luncheon), a group of women giving gifts to an upcoming bride (bridal luncheon), people who like fashion (a fashion luncheon), etc. The Society of Women Environmental Professionals luncheon I’m sure involved more than just eating rubber chicken. There were probably lively speakers involved, installations of officers and a lot of environmental talk at the tables (done professionally I’m sure).”And it can be gender specific or not, depending on who is invited and what type of entertainment is involved. But I don’t think luncheon is necessarily only a women’s term. And a luncheon is usually at a restaurant or hotel conference center (with the exception of Bridal Luncheons).”My favorite recipe for a great luncheon would depend on the restaurant and the entertainment better not put me to sleep.”Hope this helps clarify this very important debate.”It certainly did. Thanks, Ruth.***The YA-YA Get Togathers Club of Kremmling also helped clear up the confusion.”In response to your dilemma: Lunch (noun) is a light meal taken in the middle of the day. Luncheon (verb transitive) is a formal usually mid-day meal that is part of a meeting or for entertaining a guest.”The club also extended an invitation “to sample some AWESOME recipes.”CSU Extension Hall-Kremmling will be hosting a “Sweetheart Shoppe” Event Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.There will be more than 20 vendors providing the public with quality choices to “Shoppe for Your SweetHeart or Pamper yourself” with mini massages, jewelry, candles, bath and body essentials, wellness products, belly dancing and so much more. Admission is free. There are door prizes, a chocolate fountain and superb hors d’oeuvres to be sampled.Thanks for the invite. Sounds like fun!***We out, having lunch.
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