(Nolanville, Texas) - This weekend, Central Texas will celebrate the life and legacy of a man who lost his life far too early to sickle cell complications, and it's a chance for all of us to help save lives.

Smile Like Marcus at Grizzly's Hidden Falls Nursery in Nolanville will honor the life of Marcus Simmons - a local Air Force veteran, father, and school bus driver who passed away in 2009.

The event will feature live music, food trucks, outdoor art classes and exhibits, and, most importantly, a charity auction to benefit the Central Texas chapter of the Red Cross and a blood drive hosted by Carter BloodCare.

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The works of 40 artists will be on display, and since they know it will be a hot one, the First United Methodist Church of Nolanville will be providing free water to keep everyone hydrated and safe.

For more information, including ways to volunteer at this fantastic event, visit smilelikemarcus.com.