Timber Lake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll, Ill. Has inducted Robin Wilhelms Saar and the First State Bank of Shannon, Polo and Lake Carroll into the Timber Lake Playhouse Hall of Fame.

The TLP Hall of Fame was established in 2008 and the first recipients were the founders of the performance hall. Since then, TLP has recognized past company members, staff, board members and outstanding TLP supporters.

Saar – who is chairman and chairman of the board of First State Bank – has been a member of TLP’s board of directors for several years and most recently the chairman of the board. She was also the driving force behind the annual TLP Gala, the first of which raised nearly $ 5,000 for the performance hall.

Last year, more than $ 45,000 was raised, for a total of $ 417,840 over 14 years. With the support of Saar’s parents, Jan and Omar Wilhelms, they have supported the theater for a long time.

“I am honored to be inducted into the Timber Lake Playhouse Hall of Fame and also to have our company, First State Bank Shannon Polo Lake Carroll inducted,” Saar said in a TLP statement. “It has been a pleasure and joy for me to serve as a member and Chairman of the Board of Directors.”

The award was presented by TLP President Michael Shore. “It is a great honor to present this award to Robin and the First State Bank,” said Shore. “The First State Bank has not only been a major supporter of the Gala, but has also supported TLP in many other ways. “

Four generations of the Saar family have supported Timber Lake Playhouse.

“My family and my business thank you for the gift TLP has given to our community,” she said. “It is our responsibility as patrons and businesses to call on each other in partnership to support our TLP. Our lives and the area youth, elders and businesses of our community are all enriched and blessed to have our own thriving theater.

“A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline”, starring Felicia Finley, will run until Sunday, October 10 at the Timber Lake Playhouse.

Terrie Miller also received an award at the VIP night for her years on the TLP Board of Directors. Tickets for all Timber Lake events are available online at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or by calling the Box O ffi ce at (815) 244-2035.