On Thursday, Hospice of the Valley held its 16th annual Awesome Aussie Luncheon at Outback Steakhouse.

Guests had their choice of an entree and side to be served by print, radio and TV personalities, including WKBN Meteorologist Alex George.

Organizers say Hospice of the Valley is very important to local families in need.

“Hospice really affects everybody in one way or another, unfortunately, it’s just the flow of life… whether it’s you, yourself or a family member. To have the comfort and to keep them getting the fundraising that they need to stay open is just really important to the community and we’re very deep-rooted in our community,” said Outback owner Brittany Holihan.

The event also included raffles and a cash bar.