Mickey Mouse contest

When radio station WDAS promoted a photo contest to win a family vacation at Disney World, Mary Kyle of Coatesville thought it would be a perfect gift for her sister's family. They were among last year's victims of At Home furniture, a store in East Caln Township that closed abruptly, stiffing more than 100 customers who had paid for merchandise that was never delivered.

Kyle submitted a lovely family photo and started encouraging friends to cast votes online from May 23 until 11:59 p.m. May 30. That's when she started getting complaints about the procedure, which is far from user-friendly. 

With detailed instructions, this reporter was finally able to figure out how to cast a ballot. Here's Kyle's advice to vote for her family: Go to www.wdasfm.com and wait for the Disney photo to appear on the left side of the home page. Click on it, and scroll down past the vacation description, clicking on the bar that says "vote now."  That will take you to a photo gallery where you'll then need to look for the photo titled "Kyle19320" so you can select it, and cast your ballot.

Kyle said she wished the process were easier, but a win will make the effort worthwhile. "On behalf of the Kyle family, I personally thank each of you so very much for your vote," she said.