When it comes to FREE ice cream, the first day of spring and Free Cone Day go hand-in-hand.

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For the third straight year, Dairy Queen is hosting their Free Cone Day where all customers can get a free small vanilla soft-serve cone at no cost, with a limit of one per customer.

What you may not know, is DQ stores will again be taking donations to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, who raise money to treat kids battling illnesses such as diabetes or cancer, or experiencing some type of trauma.

According to The Balance, since 1984 they've raised more than $110 million for Children's Miracle Network hospitals, and last year the company raised more than $200,000 that day alone!

While some Dairy Queen's may not be participating, the “majority” are expected to take part, and that includes all locations that are currently open here in Rochester.

I don't know about you, but with temperatures in the 50's today's as good a day as any to get a free cone!