Bargain hunters out in force

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 August 2013 at 12:00 am

More than 50 vendors at church flea market

Photos by Tom Rivers

Sharon Pollock of Albion created this image of the Mount Albion Tower. She drew the tower by burning into a piece of wood. I bought it from her today at a flea market with 51 vendors at the Gaines Carlton Community Church.

Pollock was laid off from her job on Jan. 1 as an index clerk at the County Clerk’s Building as part of a downsizing at the office. She has spent more time developing an arts business, creating images of local scenes etched in glass, mirrors or wood. She calls the business Scratch and Burn Crafts.

The flea market continues until 4 p.m. today at the Gaines Carlton Community Church at 14585 Ridge Rd., just east of Route 98.

There are 51 vendors at the flea market, including Debbie Clocksin of Rochester, in back by van. She is selling painted furniture, vintage jewelry and other collectibles. COVA, Mercy Flight, PAWS Animal Shelter and other community groups have displays at the event.

I bought this picture of an unidentified Albion man from Debbie Clocksin at the flea market. She had a stack of old portraits from Western New York. I didn’t want the photo to leave the community. If anyone has an idea who the man is, send me an email at