Five-year-old Brayden Gillen of the Rangers prepares to make a play at first base in one of the first games to be played at the Mt. Vernon Optimist Club's Ball Day on Saturday. (Joe Hornaday / Daily Reporter)
FORTVILLE — Just like it does every year, the Mt. Vernon Optimist Club’s Ball Day gives kids young and old a chance to visit the town’s parks on a late-spring day and take part in a full day of baseball and softball games.