Cabot High School teacher Teresa Rowland said her students helped raise money to purchase items for the children and elderly people they had adopted.

They met at Wal-Mart in Cabot on Dec. 12 and purchased gifts with the money they had raised. Rowland said they had money left over and adopted eight more angels off the tree at Wal-Mart.

The students are in Rowland’s family and consumer science classes and they had a competition to see which class could raise the most money.

"I have 129 students in six classes," she said. "The students were able to purchase gifts, food, and clothes for four elderly people, 41 children and 27 families in the Cabot area."

Rowland said they also had contributions from Faith Baptist Church youth group, Dr. Quick Orthodonic Associates, Wal-Mart and Johnson’s Tasty Freeze.

The winning class raised $563.00 and was given a pizza party on Dec. 13.