Tasting for Tyler Attracts Hundreds to 25th Annual Fundraiser

The Bucks County Community College Foundation raised $42,000 for student scholarships and the restoration of historic Tyler Hall.

The Bucks County Community College Foundation celebrated the 25th annual Tasting for Tyler (formerly Tyler Tasting Party) on Friday June 7. The fundraiser, featuring more than 30 restaurants, wineries, caterers, and bakeries, as well as a live and silent auction, attracted more than 350 people.

The event raised an estimated $42,000 for student scholarships and the restoration of Tyler Hall, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. Presenting sponsor was the First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown. To date, the event has raised more than a half-million dollars for restoration projects and scholarships.

‌Buckingham Valley Vineyards was among those that offered samples of their wares.

Chef Earl Arrowood (left), the professor who coordinates the college’s Chef Apprenticeship program, serves scallops to Dr. Jules Vassalluzzo of Langhorne. Vassalluzzo’s late wife, Rosemarie, was one of the founders of the event.






Ivyland’s Eileen Zolotorofe (right), a Bucks County Community College alumna who volunteers on the Tasting for Tyler planning committee, was among the hundreds of guests at the 25th annual fundraiser. 







Bucks County Community College students provided live music for the event.‌


Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations