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Laurie Berns of Peabody was named Mrs. Essex County 2023 today at the Topsfield Fair. Berns had participated in the contest when she was 22 years old. She moved out of the area and entered again this year after returning to Essex County. Berns, left, is pictured with Mrs. Essex County 2022, Adalaide Meadow of Ipswich.