Local family featured on 'Family Feud'
Having moved to Manchester in 1981, the Mulroy's quickly settled into the Northshire community, with their six children attending Burr and Burton Academy.
Though those children are now grown and scattered across the country, there was no question as to what "hometown" the family would designate on "Family Feud."
"We used to vacation in Vermont, and my mom just fell in love with Manchester," said Rosemarie Mulroy, who appeared on the game show alongside her father and three of her siblings. "It still feels like Vermont is home. My parents still have a house in Manchester, and I actually got married there on their property."
After a family friend appeared on "Family Feud," the Mulroy's decided to try their hand at the game, which requires participants to name the most popular responses to survey questions for cash and prizes.
At a recruitment event in Boston the family competed in a mock game, and were noticed almost immediately for their enthusiasm.
"We were told that we made it to the next level, and that they would hopefully reach out to have us come play the real game in Atlanta," Mulroy said. "That was last October, and it was around January that we finally got the postcard to schedule dates."
The Mulroy's filmed their appearance on "Family Feud" last May in Atlanta, an experience that Rosemarie describes as "super fun."
"Steve Harvey is tremendous and very engaged," Mulroy said. "It was also just fun to get away and travel to Atlanta."
"It was a really great experience," said Rosemarie's father Dan Mulroy. "We had a lot of fun."
For Rosemarie, appearing on "Family Feud," provided an opportunity to shirk the weight of ordinary life, and enjoy the company of those closest to her.
"It was just good to have a feel-good moment, and be silly together," she said. "You get to disconnect from your worries, from what's going on in the real world."
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