A frothy icon will be revitalized so it can spin once again above Mark Twain Dinette in downtown Hannibal.

A frothy icon will be revitalized so it can spin once again above Mark Twain Dinette in downtown Hannibal.

Crew members with Century Signs of Quincy carefully removed the familiar mug from its post Friday to repair to its transmission’s internal mechanisms. The next couple weeks will include paint restoration performed by Mark Fitzpatrick, owner of Mark's Auto Body, said Mark Twain Dinette owner Jody Bogue.

Bogue said customers have provided donations “off and on” over the past couple of years to help restore the mug.

Visitors and locals have come to know the large mug representing the restaurant's well-known homemade root beer. The mug has been standing tall for decades, and it was relocated to its present location in the parking lot during construction of the restaurant's addition in 1988.

Within a couple weeks, the fixture of downtown Hannibal will be in motion once again, sporting fresh paint. Employees to customers alike were ready for the update.

“Everyone's really excited for it, and they can't wait to have it back,” server and delivery driver Brady Bowen said. “They're just really looking forward to having it spinning again.”

Trevor.mcdonald@courierpost.com