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4-Day Celebration of Cesar Chavez Begins Today

March 30, 2000

BELL GARDENS — The state's largest four-day celebration honoring civil rights leader Cesar Chavez will begin today with a carnival.

The sixth annual festival will include mariachi music, folk dancers, food, games and a parade Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at the corner of Florence and Eastern avenues, ending at Ford Park.

Bell Gardens Councilwoman Maria Chacon said she helped launch the festival in 1994 to give the youth in the largely Latino community a nonviolent role model to emulate.

The carnival will take place at Ford Park, 8000 Park Lane, Bell Gardens.

Carnivals hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to midnight Saturday, and 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday.

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