The 24th annual Tyler Tasting Party, which was held June 1 at historic Tyler Hall, raised $44,000, the Bucks County Community College Foundation announced this week.
About 400 guests tasted food and beverages from nearly three dozen restaurants, caterers, bakeries and wineries. The event also featured silent and live auctions, hosted by auctioneer Michael Ivankovich of Doylestown.
The annual event raises funds for scholarships and the restoration of Tyler Hall, the 82-year-old French-Norman mansion which served as the home of banker George F. Tyler and his wife, sculptress and patron of the arts Stella Elkins Tyler. The building became the cornerstone of Bucks County Community College when the two-year public school opened in 1965. The 60-room mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. To date, the Tyler Tasting Party has raised more than a half million dollars for restoration projects and scholarships.
For information about the 25th annual Tyler Tasting Party, to be held on Friday, June 7, 2013, visitwww.bucks.edu/foundation.