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Rita's hands out free Italian Ice to celebrate spring

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ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

It may not feel like it with snow in the forecast, but Sunday marked the first day of spring.

To celebrate, Rita's Italian Ice shops in the Hartford area held the 24th annual Free Italian Ice Giveaway.

The franchise gave away free Italian Ice in a limited-edition first day of spring cup to all visitors.

Here are the participating Connecticut locations:

  • West Hartford, 1134 New Britain Ave.
  • Rocky Hill, 1783 Silas Deane Highway
  • Vernon, 378 Kelly Rd.
  • South Windsor, 1735 Ellington Rd. Str. #1

More than 1 million Rita's guests from coast to coast will join in on the spring-starting tradition.

For information or to find a location, check out Rita's website here:

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