Photos: Enjoying free Italian ice on the first day of spring
Lucky Willitz tries his first water ice with help from his mom, Danielle Schreck.
Customers wait to receive their free water ice. The most popular flavors were mango, cherry, and rootbeer as of mid-afternoon Monday.
Peter Pirog contemplates which flavor to get during the free water ice giveaway event Monday.
Autumn Kiehl and her daughter Kaylee took advantage of Rita's first day of spring giveaway Monday afternoon.
The Highspire Rita's generally gives away between 2,000 and 2,500 free cups of water ice on the opening day of spring.
Every year, Rita's marks the first day of spring by giving away free Italian Ice. Here are some pictures from Highspire by Staff Writer David Barr.