LACONIA — While the doors to the Laconia Athletic and Swim Club have been closed since Thanksgiving Day, owner Tom Oakley is not only feeling relief over getting the weight of his financial issues out in the open, he is grateful for the community's response and hopeful the club will open again soon.
"It's been overwhelming," he said Monday of the outpouring of support since the news broke."We have a few leads, a few possibilities (of help), but it's going to take a few days."
In an email to members, Oakley said no one will be charged for membership, physical therapy or swim services until they can reopen. He asks for patience as they sort things out, but also notes that there is a $50,000 bond with the state of New Hampshire that will cover refunds if they need to be issued.
"What's exciting is that people are coming forward with contacts and ideas," said Oakley. "We're trying to look at the blessings."