By Susan Monteleone
YULAN March 18, 2003 The streets were lined with green, the huge shamrock was painted in the center of the street, and unseasonably warm temps greeted the 31st Annual Yulan St. Patricks Day Parades 2,000 attendees Sunday. This years parade was dedicated to its founder, Marion O'Neill, who began the 31-year-old tradition with just a few people marching down the street. The theme for the parade was simple, modest and taken from a part of O'Neill's parade history: "Irish eyes will always be shining down upon us on parade day." The parade once again featured many groups from near and far, including the Massapequa Fire Company, which traveled to the parade from Long Island. Young and old also enjoyed Dr. Kunwar Nagpal of Port Jervis and his camel, not to mention the Niagara Regional Police Bagpipe Band. The Grand Marshalls for this year's event were Tony LaRuffa and Maureen Hochhauser, and Sullivan County Legislator Kathy LaBuda also showed her Irish colors. Local Girl Scouts participated in the event, along with other local businesses, fire departments and EMS personnel. A list of winners of the parade trophies was unavailable at press time.