Shari Mills Raffles Unique Afghan To Raise Money For Carson Cannon Memorial Scholarship

Image (3)The community is invited to support the raffle of a unique afghan to raise funds for the Carson Cannon Memorial Scholarship. Carson died suddenly last December at the age of 16. Courtesy photounnamed (46)Shari Mills holds a unique afghan she is raffling to raise funds for the Carson Cannon Memorial Scholarship. Courtesy photo


Shari Mills loves to crochet!! She learned to crochet when she was a young teen and has made afghans for her kids when they were little, for both her parents, and for her three granddaughters.  She has made afghans for many of her friends and co-workers and they have been a delight at the annual office Christmas party gift exchange for many years.

Mills retired from High Mesa Dental Arts (HDMA) two years ago. She worked at HMDA for close to 30 years, working for Dr. Patricia Roberts and Dr. Reed Cannon. Since retirement she has kept busy crocheting while she and her husband Bill traveled the country.  Since the pandemic it has become what she calls OCD, obsessive crochet disorder.  Her work has become much more intricate as opposed to the basic ripple afghan that hangs on the back of every grandma’s couch.

“As long as my hands hold out, I’ll probably have a hook and some yarn in them,” she said.

Mills wanted to do something special with the last afghan she made. She has decided to raffle this afghan to raise money for a scholarship fund in memory of Carson Cannon, Reed and Heidi Cannon’s 16-year-old son who died suddenly last December. Carson would have graduated May 2021 from Los Alamos High School.

Tickets are available at High Mesa Dental Arts offices, Los Alamos 555 Oppenheimer Suite 202 and White Rock behind Smiths, 106 A Longview Dr. and from Mills.  Please contact her at and she can arrange to get a ticket to you. Tickets will be $10 for one and 3 for $20. She is hoping to raise at least $1,000. for the scholarship. Drawing will be August 15, 2020.

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation will help Mills find a student deserving of the scholarship though their work within the parameters of the Carson Cannon Memorial Scholarship.