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Art Cocolin wins Winslow Award

Submitted Fri, 08/10/2012 - 7:41am by Andy Alm

A Meadville man is recognized for his achievements in business and community service.

87-year-old Art Cocolin was presented the Winslow Award at last night’s Greater Meadville Area Day Dinner.  Cocolin is best known as the owner of the Meadville Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise and for his involvement in numerous civic and community organizations.

Cocolin served in World War II as a Glider Troop and Paratrooper with the 17th and 82nd Airborne Divisions.    During his time in the service he served in England and flew into Belgium in the Battle of the Bulge where he was awarded the Bronze Star medal.  He and his wife Jean raised three kids and are grandparents of six.

“Meadville… I didn’t live here too long before my wife and I decided, this is our home forever,” Cocolin said.

The dinner was hosted by the Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County.  The Winslow Award was established in 1969 to honor a group, individual, business or industry that has made a significant contribution to the economic growth of the greater Meadville area.  Dr. Harry Winslow, a local physician, first received the award in recognition of his 85th birthday.

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