It was overcast and chilly in Homewood on Wednesday, March 17, but that didn't matter. The local sign of spring arrived. DQ opened.
By tradition, local ice cream lovers braved the weather to get their free opening day cone. Because the event aligned with St. Patrick's day, green ice cream was in abundance.
According to the DQ Facebook page, the shop went through 15 gallons of green ice cream.
Photos by Andrew Burke-Stevenson/H-F Chronicle.