(Rufino Contreras to be honored)….The ceremony will be held Saturday.
Contreras was killed 40 years ago. The ceremony will be held at his grave site at Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico. Participating in the ceremony will be officials of the United Farm Workers Union, Family members of Cesar Chavez, local officials and members of the Contreras family. The 27 year old was shot and killed in a field during the lettuce strike of 1979. His memory has been an inspiration for UFW members for the past 40 years. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 Saturday afternoon.