Big flea market is back at Gaines church

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

GAINES – Christy Valsente of Holley holds one of the stained glass mosaic art pieces she has for sale. Valsente is one of 33 vendors with merchandise for sale at the Gaines Carlton Community Church on Ridge Road.

The church took a break last year from its “Flea Market Extravaganza,” but the event returned today and is open until 4 p.m.

“We like to have the community come in so we can share a day with them in a nice park-like setting,” said Peggy Bropst, one of the coordinators of the event.

James Nicholson of Medina is pictured with some of the wooden artwork he creates in a style known as intarsia. Nicholson brought alone 45 pieces for the show, and sold 2/3 of them by noon.

Nicholson cuts each piece and fits them together, using different types of wood and colors.

Hope Stirk, left, is selling quilts and Martha Batt is selling baby hats.

Carolyn Ricker, owner of Bindings Bookstore in Albion, has books for sale including the new one, Go Set A Watchman, by Harper Lee.