Freeport's Union Dairy opens for the season

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FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - It's been a Freeport tradition for more than a century; the Union Dairy opens its doors for a 104th season.

Woodrow Wilson was president when Union Dairy first began serving the community in 1914. And today, it's a pretzel city sign of spring when the workers start scooping ice cream cones for customers.

Union Dairy will celebrate its re-opening with buy one get one free single dip cones from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Manager Jodi Miller, who also serves as Freeport's mayor, says there are two new flavors to try this year.

"The chocolate cherry overload, it tastes like a chocolate covered cherry. And we also have excite-mint and that's a mint flavored ice cream with chopped M&M's," says Miller.

Miller says the most popular of the 51 flavors are butter pecan, chocolate chip cookie dough and vanilla.