Rita’s Italian Ice will host a grand opening celebration at 10 a.m. May 16 at its new location, 2929 N. Rock Road, according to a news release.
The first 50 guests in line who donate an activity book to Children’s Mercy Hospital will win “free ice for a year,” and those who attend the grand opening will receive a complimentary ice.
The store offers a variety of desserts, including Italian ice with fruit, ice cream, gelato, frozen custard, blended shakes and custard cakes.
Rita’s is based in Trevose, Penn., and has more than 600 stores nationwide. The first store opened in 1984. Jeff Miller is the local store franchisee.
Store hours are noon to 10 p.m. daily. For more information, call 316-440-4896 or go to www.ritaswichita.com.