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By David Pan 

Spreading holiday cheer and supporting local businesses


Last updated 12/24/2020 at 1pm

Photo courtesy of Jim Tinsley

Mukilteo real estate agent Jim Tinsley is supporting local restaurants by purchasing $100 gift certificates and hiding them around the city. He then posts photos of the envelopes and encourages residents to go find them.

Every year during Mukilteo Little League's summer ball season, Jim Tinsley would give back to the community with a big hot dog giveaway.

He would grill up 400 hot dogs for anyone with an appetite at the league's complex.

Of course, Tinsley wasn't able to do any cooking this summer with the cancellation of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But Tinsley, who runs his own real estate agency – Skyline Properties – still wanted to find a way to support the community.

Inspired by a friend who would pick up the tab on the first round of drinks at restaurants, he came up with a novel way...

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