A bounty of merchandise will be spread across the lawns of Merion Village, as the community prepares for its annual spring yard sale.

The event is to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, throughout the south Columbus neighborhood.

Admission is free.

"We're really surprised at the number of vintage and antique items people say they will have for sale, so that's exciting," said Jessica Norman, vice president of the Merion Village Association, which is hosting the yard sale.

About 35 to 40 sales stops are anticipated this year.

Norman said vinyl records, housewares, jewelry and a variety of other items will be on sale.

From 8 to 11 a.m., a "community meet-up" will be held at Bake Me Happy, 106 E. Moler St., where patrons can stop in for coffee and baked goods and pick up a map before venturing out to the various sales, Norman said.

The Merion Village Association, along with some other vendors, will have a booth at the community lot at the corner of Parsons Avenue and East Gates Street, where maps also will be available, Norman said.

"I'm hoping for a beautiful day," she said. "It's an annual event people really enjoy. It's a good opportunity to get out and walk around the community."

Norman added that another yard sale will be held in October.

Allison Willford, president of the Merion Village Association, will join Norman in the community lot Saturday.

"I'm excited to see all the neighbors out and have visitors to our community," Willford said.

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