Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the Tyler Formal Gardens, courtesy of Isaac Newtown’s Bar & Grill of Newtown.

On Friday, June 7, more than 200 guests attended Bucks County Community College‘s “Tyler Taste of Summer – Crab Fest.” The festive, summertime event was a fresh take on the 31st annual fundraiser formerly known as the Tyler Tasting Party. Attendees enjoyed cocktails in the formal gardens below Tyler Hall, the 89-year-old mansion that’s on the National Register of Historic Places, then sat down to a crab bake and chicken barbecue in the nearby event tent. The Beach Boys tribute band Still Surfin’ provided entertainment. The Bucks County Community College Foundation said the event raised $25,000 for student scholarships, the historic preservation of Tyler Hall and its formal gardens, and other campus initiatives.

To read our article prior to the event, click here. To learn more about the Bucks County Community College Foundation, click here.

Bucks County Community College President Stephanie Shanblatt (right) greets guests Hope D’Oyley-Gay and Tony Gay at the Tyler Taste of Summer event.

Bucks County Community College Vice President for Advancement Tobi Bruhn (right) greets guests Gene and Marlene Epstein.

Bucks County Community College Provost Lisa Angelo and her husband dance to the sounds of Still Surfin’ at the Tyler Taste of Summer.

More than 200 guests enjoyed a sit-down clam bake and chicken barbecue dinner.

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