The Los Gatos Social Club hosted a “Passing The Torch” ceremony Wednesday evening which included Congressman Mike Honda and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo.
According to Los Gatos resident Peter Carter, who hosted the gathering at his home on Broadway Avenue along with Los Gatos resident Jonathan Knowles, the event "was quite an affair."
With new redistricting changes, Los Gatos will become a part of Congresswoman Eshoo's district starting in January.
The town has been represented for the past 10 years by Congressman Honda.
The ceremony consisted of Knowles introducing Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, a Los Gatos resident and former mayor, who then introduced Los Gatos Mayor Steve Rice and speeches followed by some in attendance, Carter said.
Congress members Honda and Eshoo also offered comments, which were followed by a small ceremony during which the torch was passed from the previous representative to the future one.
A small cat statue, a replica of the iconic feline Leona whose eyes are shut, was presented to Rep. Eshoo, which elicited much laughter from the more than 100 gathered for the occasion.
"Everyone talks about the fact that the Cats are the guardians of Los Gatos because they sit up on the hill looking down over our town and now Congresswoman Eshoo will have a Leona of her very own to help keep Los Gatos front of mind as she represents us," Knowles said.
After the event, about 30 attendees, including Reps. Honda and Eshoo, headed over to restaurant had dinner and enjoyed the rest of the evening. "The last two people to leave Chicago Steak were Anna and I," Carter quipped. "She's a charming person."
Others in attendance included Alex Sanchez, executive director of the Housing Authority of Santa Clara County and Assemblyman Joe Coto, among others.
The club's sole purpose, according to its website, is to make each Wednesday evening the most fun night of the week.