Palmetto woman wins's iPad Giveaway

We have a winner!

Darlene Goff, a Palmetto resident and lifelong Floridian, is the winner of's Apple iPad Giveaway. Within minutes of her selection being posted on the Bradenton Herald's Facebook page, Goff called Web Developer William Winter to accept the award.

She stopped by the Herald just before noon to pick up the gift certificate -- with hugs and holiday wishes for everyone in sight.

When she learned that Winter's 9-year-old daughter, Bella, had actually drawn her name from the thousands of subscribers to's newsletters, Goff shouted out a gleeful, "Thank you, baby!"

Bella, watching from the walkway above, grinned and waved back.

Congratulations, Darlene!