Rita's will continue its 20-year tradition this week of giving away free Italian ice on the first day of spring.

The event will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday at all open Rita's locations.

There are seven Rita's locations in York County: 351 Loucks Road, 3000 E. Market St., 901 S. Queen St., 617 Lombard Road in Red Lion, 466 Shrewsbury Commons Ave. in Shrewsbury, 1082 Carlisle St. in Hanover and 1 Lewisberry Road in Fairview Township.

Last year, more than 1.2 million cups if ice were given away during the event, according to the company website.