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89-year-old Iowa woman gets Zamboni wish

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For a woman in the Quad Cities, riding the Zamboni machine was a dream come true.

For 25 years, 89-year-old June Rowel has worked many jobs in Moline. Her late husband used to drive the Zamboni machine during Quad City Mallards games, and said she had always wanted to ride one herself.

Rowel's wish finally came true last Sunday! It took a little work to get her hoisted up on the machine, but she had the time of her life.

"Being able to take June Rowel on the Zamboni with me tonight, it may have been a bucket list for her, but it's a bucket list for me also... Junie is aging and you just never know and to be able to spend that special time with her and see that smile on her face that's what its all about," Carrie Idle said, a Zamboni driver.

The only downside to the day: the Mallards lost, four to three. 

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