CHARITON, Iowa – Lucas County was named Friday as a Home Base Iowa Community. Governor Terry Branstad was in Chariton to make the announcement.
“I would first like to thank Lucas County and the city of Chariton for supporting the program the over 20 local businesses your pledge support of this program,” said Mariah Pierschbacher, Executive Director of Lucas County Development.
Lucas County businesses are offering discounts for goods and services for veterans who either visit or move to the area.
The Governor made the announcement on the lawn outside the Lucas County Courthouse in Chariton.
Hy-Vee has a distribution facility in the community and a company official had high praise for one of its employees who is a veteran.
“One thing when it comes to hiring veterans or being a veteran that you get with the veteran is commitment,” said Cecil Pruitt, who as a member of the National Guard served two tours in Afghanistan. “They’ve committed to serving their country and performing their duties here and abroad.”