Rita's Italian Ice postpones First Day of Spring free water ice giveaway amid coronavirus concerns

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Rita's announced Tuesday they are postponing their popular free water ice giveaway to celebrate the first day of spring on March 19th due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Every year, the free giveaway brings together thousands of hungry guests for the free icy treat.

"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," the company announced in a statement on their website.

Rita's locations are remaining open for take-out treats and Italian Ice and taking proper precautions to keep a clean and safe environment for both guests and staff.

No rescheduled date has been announced.

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