What it was like being on the Rachael Ray Show for one Lincoln Boy

By: Stephanie Dumm News Messenger Reporter
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What is it like to be a 10-year-old and appear on the “Rachael Ray Show?” The Lincoln News Messenger caught up with Brian Furrer on Friday to find out. Brian was featured on the “Rachael Ray Show” for his work with the Salt Mine food bank, including the two canned-food drives he organized at First Street School. Brian’s appearance on the national show aired on Nov. 23. “I was really nervous,” Brian said, when asked about his experience on the Rachael Ray Show. “It was fun and I was really surprised when she gave us the eggs.” He was also taped the week before at the Salt Mine and his house, both in Lincoln. During the show, Rachael Ray announced that the Salt Mine food bank will receive a year’s supply of eggs, which Ray said was courtesy of America’s egg farmers. Once he started talking to Ray, Brian said, “the nervousness went away.” So what did the fifth-grader think of the TV personality? “She was really fun and energetic,” he said. “Her smile was always enthusiastic.” Brian’s father, Dave Furrer, was shown proudly smiling in the audience while Brian was on stage during “The Rachael Ray Show.” “It was very exciting,” Furrer said. “I wasn’t nervous; he was. I wasn’t the one on stage.” Furrer said he and Brian “had a good time filming the show” and that Brian “learned a lot from the experience.” “Dad said he thought it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Brian said. View Brian's segment on the Rachael Ray Show here.