Halloween came early for many Greater New Milford-area children and their families who frolicked Oct. 24 in New Milford Parks & Recreation's traditional Halloween costume parade.

Mother Nature frowned on the town that day, delivering rain that sent the kids scurrying to the gymnasium at Sarah Noble School to enjoy the parade.

Once at the school, there was not a frown to be found as prizes were handed out to the very best of a great crop of costumes and smiles were to be seen all around.