Wilcox Medical Center trees ready

LIHUE — Marie Capener was too engrossed to decide which Christmas tree she liked Thursday morning in the lobby of the Wilcox Medical Center.

“I kind of like that one which looks like a snowman,” Marie said. “But I have to look at them all to see which one I like the best.”

Charles Capener disputed Marie’s choice of the snowman tree.

“You can’t see the branches,” he said. “I like that one which is more traditional with the multi-colored lights. There’s one where they have a bigger theme, but traditional is the way to go.”

Faith Campbell of the Wilcox Medical Center said voting on a favorite Christmas tree starts today and continues through Jan. 2 during the hospital’s daily hours of 5 a.m. until 8 p.m.

“The people will decide who the winner is,” Campbell said. “We have the ballots ready and people are invited to view the trees and vote on their favorite. Previously, we had volunteer judges from the community, but now, the people will be the judges.”

Skylar Posner, 4, was enjoying the Christmas trees spread throughout the lobby with her grandma, Stacey Ochoa. Her attention was captured by the illuminated nativity scene that anchored one of the trees.

“This is nice,” Ochoa said. “We’re waiting on Skylar’s mom who has an appointment, and having all these trees to enjoy is a pleasant way of waiting.”


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