Monday is the first day of spring and you can celebrate with a free ice cream cone at a popular restaurant chain.

Dairy Queen is celebrating the change in seasons by offering a free small vanilla ice cream cone all day at participating locations Monday, March 20.

Why are we so particularly fond of this offer? DQ is also taking your donations all day Monday to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, like the University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City.

Celebrate the start of spring Monday and drop in a couple bucks for CMN. Do that, and I think you'll enjoy the taste of that ice cream cone even more.

[via DQ]