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Teresa Hammer Photography

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Teresa Hammer Photography
2 East Market Street
Shannon, Illinois 61078


Proprietor: Teresa Hammer

Like many moms, photography became an interest after my first child was born. In 2011, I started Teresa Hammer Photography. God has given me this gift and has made my business what it is. I am blessed by the doors He has opened for me to pursue this love. I am thankful for the family and friends who have believed in me and encouraged me.

In the studio or at a location of your choice,  I love to see God’s vision for your family, in all stages of life. I love to capture the connections between parents and children, engaged couples, or the fresh new life a baby brings. I like to have fun at every photo session and get the standard posed shots as well.

My husband, Joe Jr, and I have lived in the Shannon and Lanark area for most of our lives. We love the history and beauty in Carroll County. There is a large sense of community. You know your neighbors and everyone helps out.

America the Beautiful Concert

map-buttonSavanna Museum and Cultural Center
406 Main Street
Savanna, Illinois 61074


February 7, 2014 – 7:00 PM

The Savanna Museum and Cultural Center will present their first concert of 2014 – America the Beautiful. Michael Dunavant, Gloria Miner, Juliene McCormick and The New Spirit Band will be performing music that shows a love of country. The VFW Color Guard under the direction of Ed Arb will be presenting the colors while Gloria Miner, piano, Michael Dunavant, tenor, and The New Spirit Band perform “The Star Spangled Banner”. The New Spirit Band under the direction of Julinene McCormick, will perform old and new favorites with some banjo music by Gene Wright. There will be an audience sing-a-long with Gloria Miner on the piano and led by John LeComte and Ann Zink. Michael Dunavant, tenor, accompanied by Gloria Miner on piano, will perform American folk songs and hits from American musicals. Please join us at the conclusion of the performance for a reception with the performers. No admission charged, but donations will be accepted.

Performing Arts

Rock of Ages at Timber Lake Playhouse

From the “Rock of Ages” play at Timber Lake Playhouse

map-buttonTimber Lake Playhouse
8215 Black Oak Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053

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Timber Lake Playhouse is Illinois’ oldest professional summer stock theatre. In 1961, Timber Lake Playhouse was established as a professional, non-profit summer theatre company. The mission of Timber Lake Playhouse is to provide the best expression of theater arts to the regional community by presenting creative works that entertain and inspire.

The Campus
The current theatre building, erected after a fire destroyed the original wooden-frame structure in 1974, houses a 45′ wide semi-thrust revolving stage and 371 fixed seats. The property is also home to 14 other buildings used for costumes, scenic and paint shops, food service and housing for the company. The unique layout of facilities allows the Playhouse to present work on a much larger scale than many summer theatre companies.

Since it’s first opening night on June 28, 1962, the Playhouse has presented more than 350 plays and musicals and nearly 4,000 performances. TLP presents a challenging combination of material each year: a mix of large-scale musicals, new plays, and contemporary classics. The theatre hosts annual educational workshops for children and teens in conjunction with the Magic Owl Children’s Theatre’s productions of plays and musicals for young people and their families. Every August, Timber Lake also hosts week-long developmental workshops of new plays and musicals as part of its commitment to the future of American theatre.

The Resident Company
The Resident Company consists of 35 – 40 performers, technicians and musicians selected by interviews and auditions in cities across the country. Numerous guest performers, directors and choreographers supplement the resident company each season.

Reputation for Excellence
Timber Lake is proud of its national reputation for excellence as a professional summer stock theatre. The theatre has served as launch pad for theatre artists of all kinds who have gone on to excellence in film, television, on Broadway and stages all over the world.


The communities of Carroll County feature a wide variety of exciting attractions. Whether you enjoy antiques, art, culture, history, heritage, museums, outdoor activities, theater, or shopping, Carroll County has what you need for an Illinois weekend getaway vacation. So bring your curiosity and cruise on into Carroll County to enjoy the interesting things in life!