The sun is shining, birds are chirping, the last (ugly) remnants of snow on the grass or in parking lots remain, but this Wednesday, March 20th, is officially the first day of Spring and that means one thing...

FREE. ITALIAN. ICE!

The Wappingers Falls Rita's Italian Ice and Frozen Custard location kicks off Spring with free promotional size cups of Italian Ice (in the available flavor of your choice) this Wednesday from 12pm-9pm.

Have you ever had Rita's?  We've all probably had Italian Ice at some point in our lives, but they have so much more than that.  Rita's has many different options with cream ice, gelato, toppings and such.

You can RSVP to their facebook event for more information about the free ice promotion, and they are asking those who celebrate with Rita's to

capture you favorite First Day of Spring moments and share them with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #RitasFirstDayofSpringContest!