Children are thrilled by the extravaganza of the house

ROCK ISLAND, IL. (KWQC) – Kids and kids at heart had a chance to run wild at the latest event held at the QCCA Expo Center.

The Expo Center brought back the Bounce House Extravaganza for the second year this past Saturday and Sunday.

“That’s why we do it, we do it for no reason,” said Pat Riley, owner of Extreme Rentals.

Compared to last year, the event saw a significant increase in attendees, bringing 1,500 people to the Expo Center on Saturday alone. Riley, who will become Jumpin’ Joey’s legacy in a few years, is determined to reach as many citizens as possible with the event.

“We will do this for years to come, nothing will change. We just keep getting bigger and better. We’re going to accommodate everybody — juniors, juniors, juniors, we’re going to get bigger and better,” Riley said.

Despite the themed games for children, this event is for all ages, allowing parents and enthusiastic youngsters to have fun.

“The wipeout and the ninja wall are two of the biggest things that adults love. Every year we bring the wipeout to the fairgrounds, and every year we get about 100 or 200 adults that go through it; often,” said Joe Van Hecke, current owner. Jumpin’ Joey’s.

While this year’s event is coming to an end, the Expo Center and Jumpin’ Joey’s have agreed to continue their partnership in future years to bring the event back every January.

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