Rita's offering giveaway

To mark the first day of spring today, Rita's, the nation's largest chain offering Italian ice, will be giving away free 10 oz. cups of the cold treat.

Gwinnett residents can cool off with free Italian ice at two locations: 169A W. Pike St. in Lawrenceville and 340 Town Center Ave., Unit A-4 in Suwanee.

Rita's is also launching its new mystery flavor Italian ice. After tasting this new, secret-flavored Italian ice, guests will have the opportunity to submit a suggested name for the mystery flavor and vote for their favorite submission at www.ritasice.com. Visit this Web site for more information on Rita's.