Grandview and Marble Cliff again will become a bargain shoppers' haven May 5 during the 10th annual Grandview's Great Garage Sale.

Grandview and Marble Cliff again will become a bargain shoppers' haven May 5 during the 10th annual Grandview's Great Garage Sale.

Residents are encouraged to hold a garage sale or yard sale between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. that day.

"It's hard to believe it's been 10 years," event organizer Kim Maupin said. "It's grown so much over the years. We now get at least 100 families participating."

The event draws shoppers from all over Central Ohio, Maupin said.

"People make a note of when we're having our event," she said. "I think they like it because there's always great bargains and they can park their car and walk to almost every sale."

Some streets, including Mulford Road, First Avenue, Grandview Avenue, Elmwood and Westwood, always have a number of families holding sales, Maupin said.

"We get a great response from some of the high foot-traffic areas," she said.

Maupin said she got the idea of starting the Great Garage Sale in Grandview from a similar event that has been held for decades in German Village, where she grew up.

"My family and I love going to yard sales and the German Village event always was so festive," she said.

Grandview and Marble Cliff residents can sign up for the event by mailing or dropping off their information and a $5 fee to Maupin at 1355 Mulford Road, Columbus 43212.

Participants should provide Maupin with their name, address, phone number and a brief description of up to five sale items on a letter-sized piece of paper.

Those who sign up by Saturday, April 28, will be included in a flier that will advertise the event and list sale addresses, Maupin said.

The fliers will be placed at the Grandview Municipal Building, parks and recreation department and Grandview Public Library, and also will be available at the city's website, grandviewheights.org.

The fee helps to pay the for cost of the flier, posters and newspaper advertising. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Pierce Field Park Fund, a dedicated fund earmarked for upgrades at the park.

The city's annual spring cleanup will be held May 8-11, which will allow participants to place unsold or discarded items from their sales on the curb to be picked up.

For more information, call Maupin at 614-486-4150.