GROTON -- The annual Halloween Costume Parade presented by the Florence-Roche/Boutwell PTA will be held Sunday, Oct. 28.

Families should gather at Prescott School on Main Street, next to Ace Hardware, no later than 2:45 p.m. The parade will start promptly at 3 p.m. and will be led by a very special surprise guest. The parade will run down Main Street, onto Broadmeadow and to the Town Field, where there will be a reception with a DJ, dance contest, games, prizes, face painting, balloon artist, snacks and refreshments.

The event drew more than 400 participants last year. All we ask is a donation of at least $1 per child at the field; everything is included. Everyone is welcome.