This year’s Poppy Girl for the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #72 in Saugerties is Harleigh Rider, an eight-year-old student at Marbletown Elementary School. Harleigh is the daughter of Christopher and Krista Rider and the granddaughter of Rose Rider and Warren and Laura Whittaker. Warren is the commander of the Post 72 American Legion and served in the US Navy during 1968 to 1970.
Harleigh likes to roller-skate, swim and draw pictures. She will present a wreath during the Memorial Day service on Sunday, May 30 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post #72, located on John Street.