"Percy Jackson and the Olympians" paid a friendly visit to New Milford recently and a legion of youngsters were there to greet the arrival.

A free "Movie Night on the Green" hosted by the New Milford Recreation Association was held July 15 on the Village Green in New Milford.

Music, popcorn, cotton candy, snacks and raffles prizes offered plenty of distractions for the hundreds of children and their parents until "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" made their appearance on the big screen shortly after sundown.

"Donations/proceeds will benefit the association's mission to improve recreational opportunities in the town," explained Beth Falder, a co-founder and secretary for the association.