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April 2, 2013

Chávez festival set for Saturday in Modesto

Modesto's 17th annual César E. Chávez Family Day Celebration is Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the city's Maddux Youth Center, 615 Sierra Drive.

Modesto's 17th annual César E. Chávez Family Day Celebration is Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the city's Maddux Youth Center, 615 Sierra Drive.

The celebration includes art displays, speeches, poetry and community resources. Refreshments will be provided.

Chávez, who died in 1993, co-founded the United Farm Workers union.

The city's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department is working with the Stanislaus Grassroots Coalition, El Concilio and Latino Community Roundtable on the free event.

For more information, call Melanie Berru at (209) 341-2950.

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