Students and faculty members of Lindale High School in Texas had to do a double take Wednesday morning when former student Miranda Lambert walked through the doors. The country songbird made the surprise visit to say thanks to her alma mater in response to the Lindale Independent School District's efforts in the Nickels for Nashville campaign. The Lindale ISD campuses and community raised $3,613.13 (all in change) to support recovery efforts in Nashville and surrounding communities hit by devastating floods in May. During her visit, Miranda presented framed, autographed photos to each Lindale ISD campus.

The school district surprised Miranda with its generous donation last May during her Cause for the Paws pet-adoption benefit concert in Tyler, Texas. Miranda donated all of the funds raised by Lindale ISD to the Nashville Humane Association (NHA). The NHA experienced severe overcrowding due to the large number of animals displaced by the Nashville floods.

"It is the best feeling in the world to know we are helping in the fight to treat and find homes for abandoned and abused animals," Miranda told Music Row magazine before this year's event. "Every year it amazes me that people spend their hard-earned money to partner with us in this fight. I am very grateful!"

Miranda is set to kick off the CMT on Tour: Miranda Revolution 2010 with special guests Eric Church and Josh Kelley in New York on September 29.