Ball day a time-honored tradition


A parade kicked off festivities at the Mt. Vernon Optimist Club's Ball Day on Saturday in Fortville. (Joe Hornaday / Daily Reporter)

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.

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