Echo Hill’s Miss Honey Hangs Up Her Apron

For the better part of four decades, Catherine Ann Murray has prepared meals for a dining hall full of hungry children and adults at Echo Hill Outdoor School and Echo Hill Camp.  Better known as “Miss Honey,” she has mastered the art of cooking comfort food for up to 200 people at each meal.  Over the years, she’s introduced thousands to her famous fried chicken and cornbread.  Now, she’s ready to hang up her apron.  Mostly.  While Honey will be retiring from her everyday schedule, she’ll still appear in the kitchen to help out from time to time.  After all this time Echo Hill is very much her home and its inhabitants have become her extended family.

On October 27th, members of both the Echo Hill Outdoor School and Echo Hill Camp communities will honor Miss Honey for her years of service.  It’s fitting that Landon School, which is one of the Outdoor School’s longest attending schools, will be present for the celebration.

Those wanting to wish Miss Honey a happy retirement could send mail to:

Echo Hill
c/o Miss Honey
13655 Bloomingneck Rd.
Worton, MD 21678

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Letters to Editor

  1. We love you Miss Honey. Thanks for keeping us well fed all these years!

  2. I went to Echo Hill from 1970-74. I learned to love Rockfish, oatmeal and so very much more from the very best cook Maryland has ever produced. Miss Honey- thanks for being an important part of my childhood. Love you!!!
    Kathy Dubin Uhler

  3. rick balaban says:

    Dear Honey,

    You have fed me for all of those 40 years, and my sons Japhet and Caleb all of their lives. We love camp food and we love you.

    Japhet, Caleb, Nancy, and Rick

  4. Eleanor Collyer says:

    Love you, Honey. Samantha and Elizabeth were just talking about you the other day. It’s not just your food that’s great it’s you, too.

  5. Nicholas ross says:

    Miss thankyou for all the good meals and you. hope i see you another day.

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