Birthdays come but once a year and most do not get a chance to celebrate 100 of them, but for a popular establishment in Thorne helping to keep the area on the map, there was little choice.
There had to be a party for the Ladysmith Hotel.
With a lot of music, tons of their community and, of course, plenty of the restaurant’s famous wings, the downtown Ladysmith establishment saw a full house on June 1 as the owners celebrated the big 1-0-0 in style.
But for Ernie and Cathy Pasch, the proud owners of the Ladysmith Hotel, this would be more than a celebration of their business. The anniversary of the building marks nearly 20 years of ownership and working within their municipality, as they’ve cultivated loyal staff and customers, while building a community hub for many more.
First off, a bit of history about the place. As reported nearly 10 years ago in THE EQUITY, Ernie’s great-great-uncle, Theo Bretzlaff, first opened the Ladysmith Hotel in 1918.
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