YAKIMA, Wash. — Motorists should expect brief delays in the eastbound lanes and intersections of downtown Yakima Avenue on Saturday during a noon march celebrating the life of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez.

The march begins at noon at St. Paul Cathedral on South 12th Avenue and will proceed in the eastbound lanes of Yakima Avenue to Naches Avenue.

Police Sgt. Jay Seely said police escorts will accompany the march and will block north-south traffic at intersections as the march passes.

Organizers anticipate as many as 1,000 people to participate in the march.

The annual celebration, being conducted for the 13th time, is held near the birthday of Chavez, the founder of the United Farm Workers of America agricultural labor union.

A food drive at St. Paul Cathedral will occur at 10 a.m. A 1 p.m. celebration follows the march at The Seasons Performance Hall on North Naches Avenue.