Lingering snow banks and wintry temperatures will not stop Rita’s Italian Ice from celebrating the first day of spring in its usual style: By offering a free 7-ounce Italian ice to every customer this Monday, March 20.
It’s a tradition the national company has repeated for two decades, and last year, the chain gave away over one million Italian ices in a nine-hour period.
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Lines formed outside many locations as customers waited patiently for ices in flavors such as passionfruit and peanut butter and jelly.
The event begins at noon and ends at 9 p.m.
Rita’s has six locations on Long Island: Franklin Square, Deer Park, East Islip, Farmingdale, Lawrence and Oceanside.>
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