The Rev. Dallas Teague Snider of Hoover was crowned Mrs. Petite America 2016 on Aug. 6 at the international Petite America and Petite World Pageant in Hartford, Connecticut.
As Mrs. Petite America 2016, Snider will embark on introducing and executing her mission and platform #ThinkLOVEFirst, a web-based multicultural and faith initiative.
Snider said she chose this platform to combat the increased frequency of hate crimes, civil disobedience and terrorist acts occurring across the country and the world.
“I was inspired to create and launch Think LOVE First with a vision to usher in a culture of respect for our differences and an awareness of our common traits as human beings,” Snider said. “We should be able to look at one another and focus on how much we are alike and not on how we are different.”
As a professional speaker and author of “Finding Dallas: A Spiritual Journey Through Childhood Abuse to the Glory of God’s Plan,” Snider shares her personal testimony of overcoming adversity and PTSD, which inspired her #ThinkLOVEFirst platform.
– Submitted by Dallas Teague Snider.