I know you look forward to it every year, but, Rita's Free Ice Giveaway, to celebrate the start of spring, has been postponed this year.

Rita's Facebook post read: "In light of the increasing concerns around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the precautionary risks associated with large gatherings, Rita’s is postponing our annual Free Ice Giveaway to celebrate First Day of Spring. Every March, Rita's First Day of Spring Free Ice Giveaway brings together thousands of guests for one-of-a-kind treats and a free Italian Ice. It's our favorite day of the year, and one that has become a treasured tradition. However, the health of our community and guests is our highest priority, so we are postponing this celebration as a precautionary move.

Right now our doors are still open and we'd love nothing more than to be the pick-me-up that brightens your day and serve up treats that put a smile on your face. We are committed to providing a clean and safe environment for our guests and team members. Please check with your local Rita's for daily operating hours as it may vary by community."

We'll all celebrate with Rita's when this is behind us, right?

I can't wait to have a Misto.