In early September a special guest was welcomed on the landing strip of the airport in Saanen. The organisation Pro Belpmoos organised the visit of the biplane. Passengers and other aviation aficionados were ravished over the visit of the Antonov AN 2.
When I was young we washed out milk bottles, donated aluminum cans to charity appeals and enthusiastically returned fizzy pop bottles to shopkeepers, earning 5p-per-bottle deposits as a nifty way to top up our weekly pocket money allowances.
During the last week of July (25-29) Château-d’Oex was overrun with children and families who came to take part in its annual summer Festival au Pays des Enfants (Children’s Festival). This was the sixth consecutive year the festival has been held.