A couple months ago, Abby Peyton made a sweet post on Facebook about her friend Merry Quarles, and agreed to let us share it. If you know someone who has blessed you, like Merry has Abby, let us hear from you! We’d love to celebrate that special person.
“Merry Quarles is a super bright ray of sunshine in our little community here in @downtownwoodstock, where she pours into other people constantly. Whether it’s volunteering for the local cultural arts center helping with productions, helping put together a beautiful wedding for a dear friend, or throwing a small party for some little kids to remember the life of an amazing author/illustrator. [Eric Carle, author of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ died on May 23, 2021]
“Last year, during the thick of quarantine, she showed up at my house to surprise my three young children with an egg hunt to brighten their day while stuck at home. She and her husband, Mike, hand-delivered loads of candy-filled eggs to our home (and several other children’s homes) and left without being seen. The kids kept asking who left the eggs, and I told them it was the ‘corona fairies.’ Since then, we’ve coined her Merry the Corona Fairy (not sure how she’ll feel about that nickname.) But either way, she is a giver. Light and joy overflow from her contagious smile and kind heart! We love you @merrilymerryq!”